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Voice and Style (Elements of Fiction Writing)

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Voice and style are tangible as air, and just as real. Readers hear "voice" in the overall sound of your story and in the thoughts and words of your characters. They sense "style" in the way you pull these currents together, creating the magnetism that unifies all the other elements of your fiction. Your voice, your style will make readers remember you and seek out your wo ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Writer's Digest Books
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Jacob Campbell
Nov 24, 2015 Jacob Campbell rated it it was amazing
I like this book so much I read it once a year! The best! It has helped me in writing successful publishing of at least three novels and as many short stories
Mar 10, 2013 Devon rated it it was ok
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Previously I've read generic books on how to write, which included chapters on Voice and Style. What I expect from an entire book devoted to this topic is more depth. This book doesn't go beyond the scope of what can be found in more compacted form elsewhere. The extra length seems to come from the author's frequent personal anecdotes and meandering writing style.
Feb 17, 2012 Angie rated it did not like it
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I learned nothing from this book. Such a bummer, because I'm always up for learning something. This book was a little to random and abstract for me. I wanted good solid advice.
Aug 12, 2012 Devon rated it it was amazing
This is a good teaching tool for writers who enjoy writing fiction.
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