It's my day to blog over at The Lady Killers, and our topic this week is "Voice."
When I was writing Wounded Earth, I took a correspondence course, so that I could get the story development and editing help of a published author. (This is a step that I highly recommend.)
I still remember getting an assignment back from her. After I'd made a particularly bold narrative statement, she'd written in the margin in orange ink, "What a voice you have!" Now she didn't say it was a great voice, and she didn't say whether or not it was to her taste. But I took her comment to mean that I sounded like myself.
Hop on over to The LadyKillers and see what else I had to say on the subject: http://theladykillers.typepad.com/the_lady_killers/2011/01/from-mary-anna-you-just-need-to-sound-like-yourself.html
Because if nobody's over there reading it, then I'm just listening to the sound of my own voice...and all those other voices in my head...