Monday, 13 February 2017

Sandals with socks? Voice and Style in Writing


Nina Milton is guest-blogging again for the Open College of the Arts. This week she's looking at voice versus style in writing, trying to pull the two apart, and put them together again.


Style…sandals with socks versus Angela Kelly headwear.

Voice…the light that catches someone’s eyes, when they open up about themselves.

Perhaps the Cambridge Dictionary can help. Here’s their definition of style… a way of doing something, especially one that is typical of a person, group of people, place, or period.

Voice, on the other hand, is far more subtle. Even the Cambridge Dictionary admits this, with various definitions, including…important quality or opinion that someone expresses. Your writing voice is your personality…heart, soul…coming through on the page.

To read the rest of the blogpost, go to weareoca.com

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