4 THE IMPORTANCE OF RAW VOICE Raw Voice

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4 THE IMPORTANCE OF RAW VOICE

4 THE IMPORTANCE OF RAW VOICE

Raw Voice Informal Language l a n o i g Re alect Di ch

Raw Voice Informal Language l a n o i g Re alect Di ch nts e e e Sp dim pe Im Acc ent Broken English “They’re the phrases that you don’t consciously solicit or control. ” –p. 10

An example of raw voice… Press Play Raw voice is original. It leads a

An example of raw voice… Press Play Raw voice is original. It leads a story, even when the writer doesn’t know how it found its way into the story. What matters most is that it is present.

Voice of the Story • Momentum • Unity

Voice of the Story • Momentum • Unity

An example of Voice of the Story… Press Play The voice of the story

An example of Voice of the Story… Press Play The voice of the story develops images that are significant – absent of analysis or explanation. The reader knows just enough information to experience the writer’s vision.

5 THE VOICE AS AN INSTRUMENT

5 THE VOICE AS AN INSTRUMENT

cadence rhythm alliteration Before you begin, make sure you have a pencil/pen and paper

cadence rhythm alliteration Before you begin, make sure you have a pencil/pen and paper available. • Take a moment to sit still in a chair with your eyes closed. • Take deep breaths and focus on the way your body feels. • Connect with one part of your body at a time and, with each breath, let each body part bring a different word to mind. • Once you feel relaxed enough to open your eyes, write down as many of the words as you can remember.

“Hearing an inner voice is as natural to you as breathing. ” 6 INNER

“Hearing an inner voice is as natural to you as breathing. ” 6 INNER Listening

Free-Write • • Breathe Listen Feel Write Worrying about the final draft of a

Free-Write • • Breathe Listen Feel Write Worrying about the final draft of a writing assignment can hinder you from getting started. Take your time, and simply begin. Create a ritual for writing. • Where do you write? • Do you use pen/pencil and writing/chart paper, or do you prefer word processing using a tablet or computer? • Do you have a “lucky” object? • Do you watch tv/listen to music, or do you prefer silence? Choose your ritual, then leap into each project with an open mind. The inner voice will come in due time…

7 Distilling VOICE

7 Distilling VOICE