Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tuesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Amber Skye Forbes

Keeping a character’s voice consistent throughout a book can be a challenge. There are a multitude of factors to maintaining a character’s voice. Keep in mind that as the character develops, the voice doesn’t change. A character’s voice at its core can best be described as a character’s personality.

Here are a few factors for you to consider:
  • Social class
  • Intelligence
  • Background
  • Extrovert or introvert
  • Sense of humor or seriousness
  • Long sentences or short, crisp ones
  • Impulsive or logical
  • How character views surroundings
  • How character makes decisions
  • What character observes first
And many, many more…

Let me use my character, Amelia Gareth from When Stars Die, to give you an example of voice consistency by answering some of the points above.

1. Social class: Amelia comes from the upper class in the 19th century, so when she speaks or narrates, her exposition and dialogue are going to have a formality to them that someone from the lower class wouldn’t have.

2. Intelligence:

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  • Best Practices for Author Facebook Pages and Groups | Jane Friedman http://ow.ly/WbhKQ
  • Truth Be Told? Truth Is on Thin Ice http://ow.ly/WckH3
  • Do Book Reviewers Charge Too Much? What Do You Really Get for Your Review? - Where Writers Win http://ow.ly/WckLG
  • Rough Draft to Final Draft — Fiction Notes http://ow.ly/WckPf
  • Writing Fiction? 10 Sneaky Overwriting Traps to Avoid http://ow.ly/WckTT
  • 4 Questions to Improve Your Character Development http://ow.ly/Wclmj 63 – Favorite and Least Favorite Main Characters – Mythcreants http://ow.ly/WclxM
  • Warning: This Writing Post Contains Sap and We’re Not Talking the Christmas Tree Variety http://ow.ly/WclHx
  • Creating Emotional Connections: The Psychology of Emotional Stories (A Guest Post by Faye Kirwin of Writerology) - http://ow.ly/WclOG
  • How to Write a Book Series - Part Two — She's Novel http://ow.ly/WclWt
  • As Downloads Take Over, a Turning Point for the Video Game Industry | The Passive Voice | http://ow.ly/Wcm4h
  • Why I Don’t Outline - The Dancing Writer's Advice http://ow.ly/Wcman
  • Fiction University: Is Your Description Helping Your Story or Holding it Back? http://ow.ly/Wcmg5
  • Write A Blockbuster - Part 2: 10 Tips For A Successful Launch | Write to Done http://ow.ly/Wcmp6
  • How to Find the Best Hashtags and Increase Your Social Media Reach | Red Website Design Blog http://ow.ly/Wcmz7
  • 14 Words and Phrases That Generate the Most Likes and Comments on Facebook | Red Website Design Blog http://ow.ly/WcmRN
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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