How to Write Formula Fiction

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Image by J. Finn-Irwin

You’re probably thinking this entire post should consist of one word:

“Don’t.”

But it’s not going to. Because as it turns out, there is a right way to write formula fiction.

Let’s start with the preliminaries.

Voice Week 2013 Dates!

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Voice Week 2013 will take place November 4 – 8

Yes, friends, the third annual Voice Week is almost here!

What is voice?

Think of voice as the personality behind your writing. It’s not so much what you say, but how you say it. The words you choose and the way you structure your sentences tells us something about you (or the narrator). Middle-aged truckers talk differently from middle school girls.

5 fantastic examples of voice

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Photo by Anna Gutermuth

Following last week’s post on how to find your voice, here are the first 100-ish words from five books with unique and strong voices; a mix of first and third person, and of new and classic authors.