Thursday, May 3, 2012

Writing Style and Voice

I've had people tell me that they love my voice or my style of writing, but the truth is, I've never understood what they meant.  I just write the stories with my character's voices.  It's the people who inhabit the stories that make the stories what they are.  So it was quite interesting to read this gentleman's take on the difference between voice and style.


Charles Gramlich said...

I think about style a fair amount. Sounds like an interesting piece. I'll check it out

sandra seamans said...

When people talk about writing style, I always think of writers like Cormac McCarthy and Ken Bruen. Bruen writes his prose like poetry and McCarthy skips the quotation marks, but still their prose sings and soars to the story's end. Much better than mine :)