aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

I hear voices

Or maybe that should be I heart voice. The Institute of Children’s Literature has the transcript of a chat with Christine Kohler about writing with an authentic voice that is well worth a read. Sometimes I struggle with voice.

Here’s a sample of what she said:
“When I give a workshop on voice, we do exercises using the following stylistic features used to transfer voice from the air to the page:
- Sentence patterns
- Sentence length
- Word choice
- Word placement
- Punctuation

Read more here.

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