Category Archives: Voice

Finding Your Voice Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

A short while ago, I was contacted by someone working with Jerry B. Jenkins about him posting at our site. !! When a prolific and successful author reaches out to YOU, it’s kind of surreal, and you jump at the … Continue reading

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Voice: The Soul of your Story

One of my favorite parts of writing conferences is the first-page critique session—when attendees anonymously submit their first pages and a panel of editors, agents, and industry pros critique them for the whole group. It’s interesting, because the panelists always complain … Continue reading

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Shannon Messenger: Writing ‘Kid’ Voice

I am so pleased to welcome Shannon Messenger to the blog today! Shannon is a wonderfully supportive writer who is doing big things in the kid lit world. Not only is book 1 of her MG series, Keeper of the … Continue reading

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Voice Tips from the Pros

I haven’t been to a conference in years. Finances and babies conspired to keep me from attending. But this spring, I figured that enough was enough, and last weekend I went to the SCBWI Florida conference in Orlando. There, I … Continue reading

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Author Janet Gurtler on VOICE

I’m thrilled to have good friend and YA Author Janet Gurtler here today. Janet’s newest book, I’M NOT HER is a compelling story of sisters. A terrible cancer diagnosis forces Tess to reevaluate her complex feelings for her perfect sister … Continue reading

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