Do you hear voices in your head? Well, if you want to write well, that might be a good thing! Today’s lesson deals with VOICE! Voice is the way your words SOUND on a page. With a piano, you plink around on the keys and you Hear what you play. My son plays the trumpet…and boy, oh boy! do I hear the trumpet’s voice (it’s kind of hard not to).
But on the written page, even if you aren’t speaking aloud, there’s a SOUND that words all strung together make. This is the writer’s VOICE, and it’s amazing! There are all sorts of voices in literature, and finding your own can be daunting. Continue reading