Writing Voice 101: Links and Resources

1280px-Stipula_fountain_penI’ve talked about voice several times before (including this recent post on middle grade voice), but it’s such a complex and important topic that I thought it might be useful to share some of my favorite posts and resources. (Many of these are focused on young adult and middle grade voice, but I hope there are some useful tips for everyone). Here are some great links for learning more about voice:

1. Breaking Down Authorial Voice by author Talia Vance

2. Voice: The Right Words by author Jenny Martin

3. Teen Voice by NYT-bestselling YA author Maggie Stiefvater

4. Four Steps to Nailing Your Character’s Voice on YA Highway

5. When I Talk About Voice, This Is What I Mean by agent Janet Reid

6. Sounding Too Adult by agent Kristin Nelson (for kidlit writers)

7. Advice for Young Writers on Creating a Strong Voice by Junot Diaz

8. YA author Ava Jae has several great posts on voice on her blog, including:


What do you think? Are there any links or resources about voice that I missed? Let me know in the comments!

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