Three things to remember about story and voice:
- In the beginning you write for yourself, but in the end, you write for your reader. So, when it comes to edits, ensure you know your genre, audience, word count, etc.
- Your voice is a mix of your world’s view, your life experiences, and your values/morals.
- Your characters are not reflections of you, though most writers will always leave a little bit of themselves on the page.
We’d talked about my Creative Non-Fiction piece, In My Skin, which you can read here.
For further reading/research, take a look at the following:
Story by Robert McKee
The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth, by James N. Frey
On Writing, by Stephen King