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    I would like to hear some definitions of "voice", and also to learn how other people were able to find their one. How did you know, when you found it?

    Has anybody some short cuts or good ideas for places to look?

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    Re: How to find your voice

    Originally posted by yeehi
    I would like to hear some definitions of "voice", and also to learn how other people were able to find their one. How did you know, when you found it?

    Has anybody some short cuts or good ideas for places to look?
    Very few "good ideas" are "shortcuts."

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    • #3
      Re: How to find your voice

      You find your voice through time.

      Time you take on your craft... eventually creates your own voice.

      EJ

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      • #4
        Re: How to find your voice

        You find a way to express yourself that is distinctly yours, and like EJ
        said, it comes through practice.

        Charli

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        • #5
          Re: How to find your voice

          You find it in your gut when it bubbles to your throat.

          When you feel like you're gonna explode from the middle and lift off from the floor--that's it.

          Your head is the very last place to look. The head's a liar and will drive you mad.
          https://actbreakdown.com

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          • #6
            Re: How to find your voice

            When people talk about your "voice" they are talking about your unique views, sensibilities and style.

            Your "voice" comes through in your selection of subjects and how you approach telling your stories.

            Your voice is found in WHAT you have to say and HOW you say it.

            To be honest, I don't think "voice" is as important as some think it is. There are many successful working writers who don't have a distinctive "voice". "Voice" is a writer's conceit. It's a word people bandy around as a supposed sign of greatness or a mark of true talent. Pfft.

            Kauffman definitely has a unique voice because he selects unique-ish subjects and has a unique style of story telling.

            David Twohy's voice is less unique because his subjects and style of story telling is not as unique. He still has a voice, it just isn't as "unique" a voice as Kauffman.

            Everyone has a voice.

            We may not be consciously aware of it but it's there. It's in the subjects we gravitate toward and how we choose to tell our stories.

            You have a voice.

            Don't worry about it.

            Your voice will take care of itself.

            Last edited by Deus Ex Machine; 05-18-2006, 09:01 AM.
            Fortune favors the bold - Virgil

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            • #7
              Re: How to find your voice

              Deus is right. I no longer worry about the voice on my pages or the ones in my head. We're all one big happy family of twelve.

              Corona
              I love you, Reyna . . .

              Brown-Balled by the Hollywood Clika

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              • #8
                Re: How to find your voice

                Originally posted by Jcorona
                Deus is right. I no longer worry about the voice on my pages or the ones in my head. We're all one big happy family of twelve.

                Corona
                You too huh?
                I'm also trying to get in the head of guys like Deus or CE...You know, just for kicks.
                A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
                Gore Vidal

                "Aisatsu Yori Ensatsu"
                Money is better than compliments.


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                • #9
                  Re: How to find your voice

                  When I read Spoils of War that was the first time I noticed a writer's voice coming through the pages.

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                  • #10
                    Re: How to find your voice

                    I hear my voice everytime I slap my forehead.
                    okay, seriously, I do agree with Deus and Corona. I tend to flow with what I know and make sure it makes sense to me and others.
                    A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
                    Gore Vidal

                    "Aisatsu Yori Ensatsu"
                    Money is better than compliments.


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                    • #11
                      Re: How to find your voice

                      Originally posted by echo2218
                      When I read Spoils of War that was the first time I noticed a writer's voice coming through the pages.
                      And Ridley got only a Story credit for his troubles, if I remember right.




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                      • #12
                        Re: How to find your voice

                        For me, it was after a few years I developed a certain confidence with my writing. I'm not concerned about voice, anymore, just telling a good story.

                        KWV

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                        • #13
                          Re: How to find your voice

                          I find the voice to be very overrated.

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                          • #14
                            Re: How to find your voice

                            Shane Black...aah...
                            https://actbreakdown.com

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                            • #15
                              Re: How to find your voice

                              Originally posted by writerly
                              You're right - voice isn't important.



                              I rest my case.
                              And yet both these scripts sold for mega bucks so - maybe story and character have something to do with it?
                              http://wasitsomethingiwrote.blogspot.com/

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