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… how will ye recognise me?…I’ll be wearing nothing but a fireman’s helmet, frogman’s flippers and a rose between my teeth…#TBSU…

… there’s some people to whom standing out from the crowd comes easily… the Lady Gaga, to name but six… (has anyone ever seen what she really looks like?)… Johnny Depp, in whatever guise he appears… Joan Rivers, just by hearing her talking… for the rest of us, p’raps it’s a tad more laborious to get ‘heard above the noise’… but happily, we don’t have to shout… as quill-scrapers, we have an innate element to accost our adoring publics with… our VOICE... no, Mabel, not my rasping Scots vernacular, nor the charming dulcet melody of Matron’s vocal klaxon… we’re talking about AUTHOR’S VOICE... it took me a wee while to catch on to what the heck it meant… ye’ll know it like this … supposing ye pick up a novel… any novel… by, say Lee Child, ye’ll know right away who wrote it without looking at the title page… Clancy, Steinbeck, that Rowling Lassie…and going back a while, Chuck Dickens and even Billy Shakespeare... it’s like their writing stamp … how do ye develop it?… my tuppence worth says, ye don’t… I think if ye scribble and type like ye think and converse, ye’re halfway there already… any time I try to get ‘proper’ writing into it, invariably it comes out all stilted and over-formal… especially with dialogue… the dialogue bit, I believe’s more easy to cure by simply reading it out loud… if ye’ve any ear at all, it becomes kinda obvious… it’s the filling-in parts… the narrative… the picture- and scene-construction stuff that takes more technique… the Masters have it… and that’s also another reason why it’s important to continue to read other authors’ work… the minute I stop learning, I’m dead in the water… new authors come along from time to time that also have that distinctive VOICE... go grab copies of the recent productions from my pal, Master Andrew Peters (he of the Otis King Blues Detective fame)… marvellous inflection… ye almost get inside the writer’s head reading his stuff… now, THAT’S what we want to achieve as peons of the pen… (no, I don’t get a share of his massive royalty checks)… see yeez later…

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Blogs To Follow

http://daishakorthbooks.com

http://laurie27wsmithSMITH

http://www.seumasgallacher.wordpress.com

http://blog.donnagalanti.com

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