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Writing to Voice

Ah, voice.  That mysterious and sometimes elusive quality that everyone looks for in writing.  Agents and editors seek it and readers turn pages like crazy when it is present.  Your favorite blogs have it.  Your favorite characters have one.  Non-fiction books are written in specific voices, and magazines have a voice keyed to their demographic–O […]

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Does it Really Take Talent?

Consider two writers: Writer A, is unbelievably talented.  She writes prose so gorgeous and true and deeply felt it makes your hear break.  Not only that, she has that ineffable trait called a voice.  You'd recognize her writing anywhere and drop everything to read it.  In short, Writer A has talent.  Scads of it.  But […]

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