Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Know your VOICE
Editor: "Nice voice. It seems to have changed between your last story and this one. This one is more frenetic."
Eric: "I've been experimenting with a less detailed voice, getting to the point without the meandering. I tend to over-describe and I wanted to challenge that habit with this piece."
Editor: "The Beatles were famous not for writing the same song over and over, but for writing a different song on every track. No such thing as a new story. At this point in literature, it's all been said. The only difference is voice. Nurture that thought."
That, folks, is straight from the horse's mouth. She's not an actual horse, but she can kick like one.
Know your voice. Make it unique. Don't be afraid to stretch those vocal cords and challenge your method.
Just as voice and not the song makes the singer, voice and not the words makes the writer.