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The Writer's Voice
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With Writing Show host Paula B.

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I'm becoming increasingly convinced that having a unique and compelling voice is the best-maybe the only-way to get published today. You may produce a manuscript that's technically perfect and a great story, but if your way of telling your story doesn't pop, you're not going to get the attention of agents and publishers. In other words, you need a signature.

I contend that an author’s voice should be so distinctive that his or her writing can be recognized out of context, so, in this episode of The Writing Show, I read 14 examples of distinct voices and challenge you to identify them.

Can you tell who wrote them? Email me at No cheating!

Interviewee/Host: Paula B.
Date: March 16, 2008
Running time: 17:53
File size:  9 megabytes
Rating: Mentions of sex and drugs