Theme: Quotes from Authors and Bookish People about Writing
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Today on Amlokiblogs, we discuss a writer’s Voice.
Voice can be thought of in terms of the uniqueness of a vocal voice machine. As a trumpet has a different voice than a tuba or a violin has a different voice than a viola, so the words of one author have a different sound than the words of another. One author may have a voice that is light and fast paced while another may have a dark voice. — Wikipedia
“Style and voice are different. Style is standard conventions of
writing. Voice is the distinct way an individual puts words together.
All good writers have a near-uniform understanding of style but a voice
all their own.”— Naveed Saleh
“Tell your story. Don’t try and tell the stories that other people can
tell. Because [as a] starting writer, you always start out with other
people’s voices — you’ve been reading other people for years… But, as
quickly as you can, start telling the stories that only you can
tell — because there will always be better writers than you, there will
always be smarter writers than you … but you are the only you.” — Neil Gaiman
“The reality of a serious writer is a reality of many voices, some of them belonging to the writer, some of them belonging to the world of readers at large.”― Aberjhani
“To set your voice free, set your words free. Set your characters free. Most important, set your heart free. It is from the unknowable shadows of your subconscious that your stories will find their drive and from which they will draw their meaning. No one can loan you that or teach you that.” — Donald Maass
Do you have a favorite author whose voice you cannot forget? As a writer, do you think you have a unique voice? Do you seek to have one?