Character Voices

Hey Lovelies!

As promised I am back and with some new material. This was something that came up in my NaNoWriMo camp back in April. I couldn’t really answer this question other than with taking a look at your characters development and how much you know about them. So, of course, I went and did a lot of the research to help you better understand what to do for your own characters. This also means that we will be talking a lot about voice in the next little bit as well.

What is voice? Let’s start off with our definition:

Voice: is the form or a format through which narrators tell their stories. It is prominent when a writer places himself herself into words, and provides a sense that the character is a real person, conveying a specific message the writer intends to convey.

Which is all good when said and done, but how does this relate to character voices? Well, there is a separate definition for how character voices function:

Character Voice: is the voice of the main character, how he views the world. It is a common narrative voice used with first and third person points of view. Here, the author uses a conscious person as a narrator in the story.

Now, we do not need to limit this to one character and one character only – there can be multiple characters that have a voice. It’s not just the main character.

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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


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