Exercises to Develop a Character’s Voice

Developing a character’s voice can sometimes be difficult but is necessary in every novel. As mentioned in the last blog post, Do’s and Don’t’s of Believable Dialogue, every character needs to have their own distinct voice. Unless all the characters in your novel are emotionless robots that are programmed the same way, each character needs to “sound” different to the reader. Nothing is more confusing than reading a line of dialogue between three or more characters that all sound the same. Things start getting jumbled and soon enough, the reader is completely lost on who is saying what. In order to have good dialogue and strong characters, each character must have their own unique voice. Continue reading “Exercises to Develop a Character’s Voice”

Contemporary Romance Author Natalie Charles Discusses Finding Your Voice In Fiction

By Natalie Charles

Agents and editors often say they’re looking for a fresh voice. Author, Natalie Charles discusses what this really means on Writer’s Digest. Read the full article here. Continue reading “Contemporary Romance Author Natalie Charles Discusses Finding Your Voice In Fiction”