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An illuminating guide to finding one's most powerful writing tool, Finding Your Writer's Voice helps writers learn to hear the voices that are uniquely their own. Mixing creative inspiration with practical advice about craft, the book includes chapters on:
- Accessing raw voice
- Listening to voices of childhood, public and private voices, and colloquial voices
- Working in
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Paperback, newest edition is in e-book form, 256 pages
Published December 15th 1996 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1994)
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Merce Cardus
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
It contains many exercises and whispers you how the stories get written. http://goo.gl/Y1rlN
Hanje Richards
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, writing
Excellent book on writing. My writing workshop leader recommended this book and I found it packed with suggestions and ideas for exercises to use in an effort to find your writing voice. It happened to address something I am struggling with at this very moment in the section on "Revision" and in particular the subsection: "When to Rewrite From Scratch." I still have to figure out what I am going to do, but it was like the authors were speaking directly to me in that moment. I am glad I purchased ...more
Rocío
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sería un 2,5 aproximadamente.

He tenido momentos donde solo pensaba en estrangular la "voz". Se me inflaba una vena asesina. Me daba un tic en el ojo. Quería estampar el libro contra la pared. Pese a todo esto, tiene cosas interesantes entre mucha, muchaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa paja para mi gusto.
Elizabeth
Aug 13, 2008 rated it liked it
This has some helpful exercises, it's a great tool for teachin and thinking about how to get fiction going. Of the genre, which is not a genre I generally trust or am drawn to, it's a good pick
Riversue
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Interesting and inspiring. There is much here to take away and use.
RE de Leon
Jan 07, 2011 marked it as slow-digestion
Shelves: writing
Pretty good so far. Hasn't really solved any of my writer's block problems yet, but pretty good so far. Will get back to you when I finish.
Francisco Hidalgo
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: didactico
Una lectura interesante para escritores amateur con varias tecnicas y ejercicios con los que se pretende esquivar el "bloqueo creativo". Me hubiera gustado realizar los ejercicios a cabalidad pero este es un libro que requiere varias revisiones para llegar a aplicar varios de los consejos. Me brindo de un par de herramientas que espero sean de mucho valor.
Paula
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great book, full of exercises and examples to help you find the voice of your narrator and characters as well as the craft of writing.
Rebecca
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A writer's voice is as unique as their signature; like those movie lines immortalized by great actors, the voice evokes a certain persona and oftentimes attitude. Focusing on and honing your writer's voice is in many ways the life-long journey authors embark on when they first put pen to paper.

Thaisa Frank and Dorothy Wall's Finding Your Writer's Voice: A Guide to Creative Fiction creates an environment of reflection, rumination, and ultimately renewal. Dedicated to the development of a writer's
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Cabiria Aquarius
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This guide was amazing. I believe it could help me in the long run of being a writer and a reader. The only thing that I would've liked is for the writers who wrote this advice and tips is for them to know their audience. Adults aren't the only ones who love to write and who look to books for tips. But other than that. This advice helped me.
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