Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Melissa Donovan

Each writer has a distinct style. We repeat certain words and expressions; there are patterns in how we arrange words in sentences and paragraphs, and our writing often carries a recognizable tone.

The term for an author’s distinct writing style is voice.

Wikipedia defines a writer’s voice as “a combination of their common usage of syntax, diction, punctuation, character development, dialogue, etc., within a given body of text (or across several works).”

In college literature courses, my class would be given a long list of quotes, and we had to identify the author of each one. The professors didn’t expect us to memorize the entire literary canon; we were to have studied these authors’ works enough to be able to identify their quotes by the voice.

Imagine someone reading a snippet a text and knowing that you wrote it! That’s style.

How to Develop Your Writing Style

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If you missed my latest writing and marketing tweets, here they are again:
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  • Amazon Pushing Quality Control - Elizabeth Spann Craig
  • 3 Tools for More Productive and Organized Writing | All Indie Writers
  • Struggling to Do Everything Right* |"A relationship between two police detectives faces its share of challenges."
  • What's Your Creative Writing Style? Tips for Developing Your Voice | Writing Forward
  • How to Correct Parallelism in Writing - Grammarly Blog | Grammarly Blog
  • Multitasking Required: Notes on my WIP Edition 12 | The Written Word Remains...
  • Breaking the Curse of Distant Perspective – Mythcreants
  • All Write - Fiction Advice: The Essential Fiction Writing Checklist - Part 1
  • 4 Tactics to Create Your Novel’s Perfect Last Line | Sacha Black
  • Best Practices for Author Facebook Pages and Groups | Jane Friedman
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

It's snowing in Kentucky! A view from my back door! 

Lexington, KY - January 23, 2016

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