Monday, June 7, 2010
I Hear Voices
I hadn't hit that stride yet--found that clear voice--for one particular character in a book that I've been working on. I thought I did but I didn't. It's told in alternating viewpoints between a teenage girl and boy. It was easy to find the girl's voice; the sixteen year old boy's? Not as much. My voice kept coming out in the narrative and dialogue instead of his voice. He's sixteen I was making him sound too much like a thirty year old woman. Not good.
But on my last rewrite, I got it right. I can feel it. And I'm ready to ring the bell.
How do you know when you find your voice? Does it change, depending on POV? Is your voice the same in every book you write?