So over at Agent Kristin’s she posted this tidbit….
And plot can be fixed. Voice canâ€™t. You either have it or you donâ€™t.
Someone commented that it was like saying a painter needs an eye for color.Â Which I didn’t quiet get–lots of folks can paint, that doesn’t mean they’re GOOD at it.
As a reader, voice will win me over okay writing every time.Â But the bigger question is, how do you teach voice?
Because as someone else said over at Agent K’s, some people will never have an interesting voice no matter how hard they work at it.Â And in that same vein, no one’s writing voice works for everyone.
Again how do you teach something that is supposed to be so innate.Â How can you even teach by example when everyone’s voice is different?
Okay, lets make it simpler.Â How did YOU find your voice?Â Me?Â I said, “fuck it, I’m writing this the way I want to.”Â So, throw it out there.Â While keeping in mind I might use this for an article someday.