Classic Author Voice
Help in developing your original author voice.
This workshop focuses on what it takes to develop your original author voice.
How to help your original author voice come out. Things to do to help. And things not to do that kill an author voice.
Boring always hurts stories. Your original author voice, your personal voice, makes stories interesting and original.
The Character Voice workshop helps writers understand how to make characters distinct and different. Depth workshop helps you pull readers down into stories using characters.
But what sells stories and makes them memorable to readers often turns on the author voice. And since author voice is our natural voice, we can’t hear it or see it without training. That author voice seems boring to each of us, so writers often take out of their stories the very thing that makes the story original and different and memorable.
Some of the many details about this workshop
— An awareness workshop to start with. The only way to really understand some of these more advanced craft techniques is to become aware of the technique. That goes triple for author voice.
— How to see and identify an author voice, including your own. Once you see another author’s author voice and how it is used, you can see your own author voice much, much better.
— How to know when to use your author voice and when not to. How to even control author voice when you want to.
— How to do more author voice openings to pull readers into your stories. (This is talked about a little bit in Advanced Depth, but mostly Character Voice openings, not author voice openings.)
— How to sustain author voice, when to pull it back, how to spice it through your stories.
— And a ton more. A workshop suitable for a writer at any level. It never hurts to start understanding your author voice.
This might be the most eye-opening workshop we do for writers.
With over twenty-three million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith now brings you original fiction every month for the past three years in his own magazine, Smith’s Monthly.
Dean wrote over twenty-five original Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, plus Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man novels, and others. He wrote many gaming novels including Final Fantasy.
He wrote novels and stories under almost fifty pen names and did scripts for Hollywood as well as being an editor for various magazines. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can follow his writing life at www.deanwesleysmith.com
StartAuthor Voice Week #1, Session #1... What is Author Voice? (4:10)
StartAuthor Voice Week #1, Session #2... The Value of Author Voice. (5:50)
StartAuthor Voice Week #1, Session #3... What does Author Voice include? (6:08)
StartAuthor Voice Week #1, Session #4... Author Voice vs. Character Voice. (5:48)
StartAuthor Voice Week #1, Session #5... Awareness and courage. (7:26)
StartAuthor Voice Assign #1 (1:58)
StartAuthor Voice Week #2, Assignment #1 Response (2:54)
StartAuthor Voice Week #2, Session #1... The range of your own author voice. (3:51)
StartAuthor Voice Week #2, Session #2... Merging personal voice with character voice. (3:58)
StartAuthor Voice Week #2, Session #3... Courage to write what you are thinking. (6:58)
StartAuthor Voice Week #2, Session #4... The boring problem. (3:37)
StartAuthor Voice Week #2, Session #5... An example (6:42)
StartAssignment #2 (3:31)