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Voice and Style (Elements of Fiction Writing)
by Johnny Payne
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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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.
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