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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Omega Group Summer 2016

Overall Voice       


Think of a person under the pressure of some emotion.   This is to give overall atmosphere and tone of voice to the whole piece you are going to write.  It could be a short speech, poem, story, letter, prayer.

Decide what the speaker is upset about, scare of, worried about, pleased about, etc.   Describe the situation as he or she sees it, but make the language match the feeling.  Don’t just describe or narrate ‘what happened’ or ‘what’s wrong’,  express it through the person’s feelings.   The speaker could be you, a memory.  But you might find it more useful to adopt a role,  imagine yourself into a character’s character and attitudes, and make him/her speak as if you were an actor but writing.

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