Have you ever wondered what your favorite author’s voice sounds like? Even if you’ve never had the blessing of meeting him or her in person, you probably already have an idea. In case you were wondering, I’m not referring to an author’s actual voice, but to the literary one.
According to literarydevices.net, “A voice in literature is the form or a format through which narrators tell their stories. It is prominent when a writer places himself herself into words, and provides a sense that the character is real person, conveying a specific message the writer intends to convey. In simple words, it is an author’s individual writing style or point of view.”
For authors, finding our voice is a big part of the writing journey. For me personally, it took me a couple of books to discover what makes my writing unique. An important part of this discovery was reading reviews and hearing from readers like you what stood out about my writing style.
As a reader, I’m drawn to writing that is emotional, vulnerable, and funny. I love reading descriptions that appeal to all of my senses, in particular touch and hearing. I also like getting inside a character’s thoughts, so I prefer authors who write from a deeper point of view.
Now it’s your turn to share. :) I’d love to know what qualities you look for in an author’s voice. Please comment below and let me know!
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