Saturday, March 31, 2007

Agent Kristin Nelson On What You Should Hone

A writer’s voice is the singularly most important aspect of writing and I hear that from editors with every conversation.

A writer can have a good, high concept idea but without voice… it’s a car with an engine but it’s not going anywhere.

And plot can be fixed. Voice can’t. You either have it or you don’t.

So if you are a struggling-to-publish writer, honing your voice should be your top priority.
--Kristin Nelson, from a blog entry March 29, 2007.

Ever-helpful Mir-related note:
I posted five entries on "voice and style" over at Speculative Faith.
See the list here.

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