Hearing Voices & A Fun Crusade
Monday, February 7, 2011
Six chapters in, I’m facing the same challenge. So, in order to write convincingly in his voice, I’m rereading the first novel to reacquaint myself with his brother’s voice and taste. (The things we have to do as writers!) Capturing similarities in taste is a breeze, but getting the voice right is a whole ‘nother challenge. As twins, they would have many things in common; however, the voice can’t be the same, since these are two distinct men, no matter that they are closely connected on a psychological level.
So now I’m forced to delve into some articles about voice. I skimmed through a host of information yesterday and the piece that comes closest to what I need is one by Jennifer Jensen that talks about developing narrative voices and actually has a selection of Character Voice Writing Exercises
So, I’ll be busy trying to find this man’s voice without driving myself nuts in the process.
Wish me luck!
Now on to the Crusade...
I came across what sounds like a worthwhile and fun exercise through Misha, who dropped by yesterday. Thanks, Misha! If you don’t know about the Second Writers’ Platform-Building Crusade and you could use some help getting connected with other writers and building a platform, you should check it out. The Crusade will run from February 1st to April 30th, so you have lots of time to get involved and get connected.
See you there!