Blogger: Mary Keeley
An author’s unique voice is a big part of his or her brand identity. While reviewing a client’s new manuscript this week, I was struck by how well this author has mastered this area of craft. It might be helpful and fun to do a little voice quiz today so you can determine for yourself how well you know your author voice and how consistent you are with it in your writing.
I’m not going to give you suggestions from which to choose in these voice quiz questions because that would be too easy and probably not helpful ultimately.
Relax, have fun with this, and you might have an epiphany in the process. I can’t wait to learn what you either confirm or discover for yourself.
Here we go.
Quiz question #1: If you had to define your author voice in three words, what would they be?
Quiz question #2: What characteristics distinguish your voice from other authors in your genre? (Refer to my blog post, “An Author’s Unique Voice” for characteristics.)
Quiz question #3: How did you arrive at recognizing your author voice? Or, are you still in the process of discovering it?
Quiz question #4: Is your voice consistent in everything you write: blog, social media comments, articles, proposals?
Quiz question #5: How does your voice affect your characters or your handling of your nonfiction topic?
What three words describe your voice? Did you discover a nuance you hadn’t recognized before? How will your answers help to solidify your voice?
Can you describe your author voice? Take this short quiz. Click to Tweet.
Your author voice distinguishes you from others in your genre. Take this voice quiz to confirm or discover yours. Click to Tweet.