Quick post today - go to Lynn Behler's blog. She has a great, great, great post about voice today that, as usual, makes perfect sense. Oh, and she also has a beagle for an assistant who makes margaritas. I mean, life doesn't get much better than having a beagle who can make margaritas. : )
But, as normal, I digress . . . go read the post, and check out some of her other posts as well.
The essence of the post ~ a newspaper columnist with a unique voice was downsized to the online version of the paper, people complained, they brought her back to the print edition, but . . .
The paper had removed the very essence of this talented woman’s unique writing – her ability to analyze the mundane of family life into the special. The thoughtful. I feel badly for Teryl because her articles lack zing.
And, because the articles lack zing, Lynn Behler no longer reads the columns, and stressed her point with this statement: And that's the importance of voice.
Without voice, well . . . who's gonna love ya baby????
Now, hop on over here, read the rest of the article, and find out how Lynn Behler thinks of voice as literary fashion!