Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Improve Your Writing Voice With Selective Detail

Voice, or what some refer to as style, is a uniquely personal tool that can set you apart from other writers. Editors love to discover a "fresh" voice. So striving to be distinctive is worth an investment of your time. With this 3-Step Process, you will soon develop a Voice that expresses your ideas and tells your story as no one else would tell it.
Coach On The Rez Series: Episode X:
In Episode X, the reader learns about Bear's marriage to Nina Skolaskin and their return to the Colville Reservation so that Bear could start his first year as a teacher and coach for the San Poil School District. The Coach on the Rez Series is a continuing collection of weekly, short fiction episodes. The series features our protagonist Coach Bear Pakootas, a Native American teacher and basketball coach. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, and events are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real. Although the larger cities, reservations, tribes, bands, ancestral leaders, and some geographic locales are real, any resemblance to actual incidents, small towns, schools, teams, or persons is entirely coincidental.
Halfway Around the World, in the Middle of a War:
This short fiction glimpses into the chance meeting of two young airmen. They grew up together in a small farming community, they enlisted together in 1942 and, after over two years of separate training, they had a discovered each other... halfway around the world in the middle of World War II.
The Incompleteness of Sylvia Plath:
The following is what I imagine what Sylvia Plath wrote in her journals after her separation from Ted Hughes. Little is said of the woman who stole Ted Hughes away from family life in Devon. Perhaps it is best to leave her where she is to be found in the pages of literary history. Erased from memory, erased from history, diminished. There is no hope to restore her to her former glory as enigmatic lover of Ted Hughes. Here is what I imagine the last days of Sylvia Plath must have been like.
From Anzio to Stalag 7A Series: Episode III:
Episode III: From Anzio to Stalag 7A Series is a collection of short fiction episodes; the series features our protagonist PFC Trenton T. Tonasket, a World War II U.S. Army Infantryman. This is a work of fiction, although some publishers consider this type of story to be a creative non-fiction. Names and characters are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real; although the World War II events, theatre missions, battles, bases, camps, schools, units, geographic locales, and stalags, are real, any resemblance to persons living or dead is entirely coincidental.