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- List items/behaviors/ideas that bother you.
- It might help to think about where you go, what you do, and the people you encounter on a regular basis.
- Choose one to explore further in a quick write.
- that sense of unique presence on the page
- an unmistakable something that becomes the mark of a writer
- a way of saying things that is the writers own
- a sign that the piece was written by a human being
- With words (diction)
- Choice (vocabulary)
- Arrangement (syntax)
- 2. Over time
- Because of writers theyve read
- Because of choices theyve made
- By repeating subject matter.
- Using the same point of view.
- Conforming to a form.
- Take a minute and think about your own writing.
- What do you do that makes your writingyours?
- What patterns exist in your writing?
- This is one of those phrases you hear writers use.
- Was it ever lost?
- You always have your voice, and it will probably change over time.
- Concentrate on creating good writing, and your distinctive sound will emerge.
- Dont worry; it happens automatically. We dont choose it.
- Seek tosaysomething, and your voice will follow.
- Work on broadening your vocabulary by reading.
- It emerges when you write passionately.
- You have a number of different voices, depending on your audience.
- You speak differently in class than you do:
- @a party
- Voice is born from a lot of workbut not just any words or any work will do. You have to bleed a little. You have to shiver a little. You have to love a lotlove your writing, love your failures, love your courage in going on in spite of them, love every small triumph that points toward eventual success. You already have a voice. Its beautiful, its unique Your job is to lead it from the darkest of the dark places and the deepest of the deep waters into the light of day.
- Holly Lisle
- Greek for mask
- Pretending to be someone else
- A mask adopted by a writer
- Persona writing typically means the creation of a voice for something or someone very different than the writer.
- This can be a great way to stretch imagination and writing style, to feed your own voice.
- Remember: No written account can be the whole truth about an event.
- Identify the person in the picture you are handed. If you dont know them by name, thats ok.
- List qualities you think this person would have, just by looking at them.
- List topics you think would be important to this person.
- Adopt the persona of this person, and write about one of the topics you just listed.
- Write a short piece from this persons perspective.
- Remember, you are not writing your opinion of this person, but imagining how this person sees the world.
18. A close relative to voice 19.
- Definition: the perspective from which the story is told
- First person - I
- Second Person - You
- Third Person He/she
- Choose a person or a group of people as an audience.
- Write two pieces:
- One entirely made of commands.
- One entirely composed of questions.
- Alternately, you could choose to adopt the voice of someone you admire and become the audience yourself.
- Include ashortauthors note stating your intentions.
- Develop your quick write from today into a polished draft about one of your pet peeves.
- Write about yourself from the perspective of your shoes.
- Write from a babys perspectivein the womb.
- Write from the perspective of an animal.
- Write form the perspective of an inanimate object looking for his/her mate.