Tag Archives: narrative voice

Write Hacks 7: Train the Ear

by Brenda W. Clough Ideally, every character has a voice — they sound like themselves. More importantly, they sound like creatures of their space and time and class and era. Lydia Bennett is not going to sound like Podkayne of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Can Do Cant

Inspired by previous posts about authorial voice, we offer here a guest post by L. Shelby! She is not a BVC member but is so knowledgeable that her input is sure to be helpful. Colloquialisms are frequently intimidating to writers, … Continue reading

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The Goblin Emperor and the female gaze

I am trying to get down some preliminary thoughts about something that occurred to me while I was rereading, and loving all over again, Katherine Addison’s recent release, The Goblin Emperor . I was about three quarters of the way through, and … Continue reading

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