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Your "voice" is the way that you "speak" on paper. It is how your words come across to the reader, and it will be different for every writer. Voice depends on the style you choose - formal, informal, technical, chatty, poetic - and the words you choose to express this style - simple words, scientific words, "high-falutin" words, slang words. You also use different voices for your characters. A college-educated businessman speaks in a different voice than a high-school dropout, and a country hick speaks in a different voice than a world traveller. Here are some tips to help you find your individual writing voice: * Pretend that you are speaking. Write as if you are just talking to a friend. Really "get into it" and "do" all the voices, as if you were standing at a party telling a really great story. * Write honestly. Don't try to write in a certain style, or use "fancy" words and phrases unless you really talk that way. Don't try to write "logically" - let your real emotions show through and use them to tell your story. * Try to imagine who your readers will be. What would your fans want to hear? How would you speak to them if they were in your living room? * Shake things up. If you usually write short stories, try writing nonfiction for a change, or write a poem. Changing the way you do things keeps you from getting into a rut. * Read - reading what other people have written will expose you to many different voices, and will help you learn how to tell your special voice when you start writing.

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