Writers (Authors) voice is how you decide to tell a story and is the same from book to book.
Just as we grow and change over the years, so does an authors voice, because our voice is an extension of ourselves and what is important in a writers life.
Character voices change from book to book. After all your not introducing the same person over and over unless in a series.
Branding is your persona and applies to our writing and not just advertising. Your book branding lets readers know what type of story they will find when they pick up your book. Scary, suspense, romance…
Lisa goes into a lot more detail on her website. Be sure and click the link below and read more.
Do you need to convert a story to the written word?
Tried and failed? Why didn’t your story didn’t convert?
I bet at some time in your life, you’ve enjoyed telling a good yarn. Whether it’s around a campfire, the bed of a toddler, or long-winded joke with coworkers. The ability to tell a good story doesn’t always make a good writer.
When my children were very small, I would make up stories to distract them. I’d let them contribute by adding characters. When a long walk became boring or tiring for there little legs, the walk became a safari searching for animals behind trees and tall weeds. Long car drives became guessing games that could evolve into a story. They never wondered why a giraffe was eating a neighbor’s yard eating leaves. They never questioned that lions weren’t native to the USA.
Those were special moments when they listened in rapt awe to everything I said, too bad those years were short.
Why does a story not automatically translate with ease on to the written page?
I’m an animated talker. I can’t talk without my hands much less tell a good story without hand gestures, facial gyrations or even moving about. My voice rising with the action and softens with the tension. This makes it easy to convey to the listener what happened in the story.
However, all of that movement isn’t easy to put into words without exhausting the reader and losing their interest.