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Creative Writing by Casey Clabough

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CHAPTER5

Convincing Character Voice

In This Chapter

  • Voices copying other voices
  • Writing opposite voices
  • Working with ironic voices
  • Creating contentious voices

It’s one of those undefinable, hard-to-give-five-easy-steps sort of concepts in writing: voice. Not author voice, but character voice. You know, that thing everybody says they want in a book but no one can say exactly what it is. However, having just concluded a chapter on figures of speech, let’s wade through the ambiguity and tackle the evasive notion of character voice. Along the way, I share a few tips on the best ways to go about using it.

For many creative writers, voice is a given ...

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