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Creating Voice
When you write dialogue, when you write dramatic monologues, when you write in first person, your character must have his own voice.
Voice is in part the distinct vocabulary, grammatical tendencies and spoken patterns which are unique to your character. A linguist would call this his idiolect.
Voice’s other part is made up of the interests and obsessions of your character: what sort of things they notice about the world, how they interpret them in relation to their previous experiences, and what emotional colouring they give events. We might call this perspective.
Firstly, a story: I am English, middle class, and I studied at Oxford. When I worked in a supermarket cafe in inner-city Cardiff (Wales) I’d get customers who would say, after half a minute’s banter about their breakfast at the till, “hang on, you’re too clever to be working here!” They didn’t say this because I had told them my life story,
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Poetry Self-Edit Checklist

Poetry Self-Edit Quick Start Guide and Checklist

The idea behind this is to give newer poets a way to better edit their poetry themselves, without having to rely as much on an external editor.  It can be frustrating, especially for new poets to request feedback from a friend, or worse, to post a poem, and have all of the responses be about grammatical errors and other details.  We write poetry to convey ideas and emotions, and when something is off technically about the poem it distracts the reader.  When a reader is distracted enough to notice an error or other problem it means they might spend the time they might otherwise have spent glowing about your poem to post a comment correcting you instead.  
After this introduction is over the checklist will be as brief as possible while retaining its utility.  The idea is to serve as an organizational tool and a reminder rather than to educate on effective
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Nightside of Eden by Solkku Nightside of Eden :iconsolkku:Solkku 1,447 745 Life is gone by ssilence Life is gone :iconssilence:ssilence 5,542 816



Brandi ~ Groovygal
United States
Current Residence: Gresham, Oregon USA
Favourite genre of music: Angry chick music, today anyway
Favourite photographer: ANNIE LEIBOVITZ!
Favourite style of art: The kind you can see
Operating System: No comment
MP3 player of choice: The cheapest
Shell of choice: Conch :)
Wallpaper of choice: The kind that sticks
Skin of choice: As long as it has skin, I am game
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
Personal Quote: Ummm.....Brendan Fraser is not a poof, he is a GOD!!
I have not submitted anything in FOREVER!! I have been slammed with just being a stay at home mom to my two wonderful girls as the world swirls around me, keeping me safe in my own little vortex.  I've not had any time for my art journaling but I am  playing around with acrylic paint and canvases.  I'm trying to teach myself the basics of abstract painting and I am having fun with it.  I just wish I could get the paint and brush to do what I want.  I need a good brush tutorial and some help with blending.  I may post some of my canvases just to get some good advice.  Visit my stock account :iconrowaneagle-stock:
  • Listening to: VAST
  • Reading: Anne Lamott!!!! She ROCKS!!
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: With Photoshop
  • Eating: Nothing, damn diets.
  • Drinking: Crystal Light


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hikoriku Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
Beautiful work here, you are very talented! I can't wait to see more stuff from you! *watch*
PrennCooder Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Hey :) :) 
Thank you so much for faving one of my guides :D (Big Grin) I really appreciate it! I hope its helped you in some way. 
Shining-Scribe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hello there! My earlier note came before noticing you succeeded in joining :iconthewriteplace:. ^^;

With that said, I bid you welcome to :iconthewriteplace:! With writing prompts and questionnaires posted every Monday and Friday respectively, I hope our group will play a part in your writing growth and provide you with a miniature family. :heart: 
QuixoticApricot Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Professional Writer
Thanks for the :+fav:!
Simplytina Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: and :+devwatch:
Have a GREAT Day.
wildearthlingboy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
thank you for the fav :hug:
shadoj Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the +fav!
carmencarbonell Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank u for the fav!!:D
the-night-bird Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
ThankU so much 4 the fave !!!

The Night Bird ;-) [link]
Tangobear-resources Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:thanks: very much for the :+fav:! :wave::D
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