Thursday, June 26, 2008

And now onto my slacker voice...

Do you find that your writing is influenced by what you read? I'm reading a YA novel with a spot-on slacker voice at the moment and I find my characters talking a little bit like the protag! Inevitable, I suppose, but that raises a question in my mind: how much of my voice is truly, genuinely, completely mine? Do the effects of osmosis merely tinge my voice? How influenced can I be by other writers' voices before losing my own?

Okay, maybe more than one question.

Now that I've almost satisfied my obsession about story openings, I need a new, hard-to-define idea to obsess about.

Voice, ahhh!

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