Finding Your Writer's Voice

Finding Your Writer's Voice

A Lesson by LadyKarissa
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Every writer or author must first find their writer's voice.

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Anyone can write but it takes a lot more in creative writing then just to tell the story.1


The writer must find their voice- this means what kind of writing are you doing? Are  you writing fiction or non-fiction writing and what kind of audience are you writing for?2


The next step is to find out what kind of genre you want to write about. This means what subject are you planning to write about like: Science Fiction, Romance, Historical Biographies.3

There are two main characters in a story -The protagnist who is the leading character in a drama, film, or novel.4


There is an antagonist- A person who actively opposes or is hostile towards someone or something.5


The next thing you must have in your story is a plot. The plot tells about the story you are writing.6

Proper English language must be used in writing a novel. I know in the U.S. we use contractions in our writing. However, proper English forbids it.7


A writer or author must not be repetitious in their writing.8

They must not use the same word over and over.  There is always a synonym for every word practically that has the same or similar  meaning. There is a dictionary of synonyms in book stores.9

Proper nous are: Mr, Mrs, and Ms. along with many more.10

You may not use Pronous together like She, He, Them, His, Her, Theirs.11

Incomplete sentences are not allowed in creative writing or any kind of writing.12

An incomplete sentence lacks a verb it may just have a noun.- The girl  what about the girl ? What does she do  ? The sentence need a verb to add on to it like The girl like runs.13


The next step is the plot of the story. It tells about the story itself.  The more details the better. It makes for a better story.14


They may add other characters to the story and turn it into a novel or add on to it later.15


This is the element of good creative writing and English as well. You must make sure you proof read, make sure the grammar is correct. The spelling is correct and your punctuation is correct.16


The best English and spelling software is over http://whitesmoke.com and it is a tad expensive but they have a creative writing edition and it can help you with your English, grammar, and spelliing. White Smoke has a sale on their Inclusive version and it comes with regular, business, and creative writing versions are in one. The cost is $99.00 but it comes with a lifetime membership.17


Final thoughts: You may add additional characters to your story as you go along, they may accompany either the protagonist or antagonist  it is simply the writer 's or author's choice.18

Remember the kind of audience that you are writing for.19

All writers have the option to change genres for fiction to non-fiction.20




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Posted 3 Years Ago


I'm sorry but I have to say that this is not what creative writing is at all. Creative writing is pretty much your own thing, something that you can do whatever you like with and have no one tell you what to do with it but yourself. It defenitely isn't all these... rules. Half of them don't make sense anyway, can you honestly say that you have never in all of your writings used a contraction? Impossible!

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Posted 5 Years Ago


What are the numbers for? They look like they should be for referrences, but you don't list any.

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Posted 5 Years Ago


"Proper English language must be used in writing a novel. I know in the U.S. we use contractions in our writing. However, proper English forbids it." So you're saying that novels don't contain contractions? Sorry, but I can point to several examples to the contrary without even going to my bookshelf. ENGLISH novels contain contractions.

"You may not use Pronous together like She, He, Them, His, Her, Theirs."
"Incomplete sentences are not allowed in creative writing or any kind of writing."
These are false statements. Also, pronouns are not capitalized.

"An incomplete sentence lacks a verb it may just have a noun" This is an incorrectly punctuated sentence. "You must make sure you proof read, make sure the grammar is correct." So is this one.

"The sentence need a verb to add on to it like The girl like runs." Can you see what is wrong with this sentence?

There is NO grammar software that does an adequate job (even the grammar checker in Microsoft Word isn't reliable, and it is better than anything else), and WhiteSmoke is malware.
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