When you read enough of an author you begin to develop an ear for them. It can get to the point where you can pick a random book, flip to a page, and say to yourself, “This reminds me of (insert author).” In writer speak, we call this voice. Voice is your style, your pizzazz, the thing making your writing unique to you. This voice changes over time.
Here are tworeally interesting examples of voice I recently read about in Self-Editing for Fiction Writers. This book is written by Renni Browne and Dave King and these excerpts come from Page 213.
“It was the middle of a bright tropical afternoon that we made good our escape from the bay. The vessel we sought lay with her main-topsail aback about a league from the land and was the only object that broke the broad expanse of the ocean.”
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