Getting feedback on your writing – part two – writing groups

Where to go for writing feedback

So you’ve done what Auntie Rach has told you and you’re now pretty certain that it’s time to get some feedback. Let’s have a look at the different options available:

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Join a writing group – there are so many benefits to doing this, chief among them being that you’ll have someone to share your writing journey with, good and bad.

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How to find your own unique writing voice

Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of writers talk about voice.

“Oh, I love this book, it’s so voice-y!”

“The agent rejected my manuscript because they couldn’t connect to the character’s voice”.

“Every character had the same voice. I couldn’t tell them apart.”

So how exactly do you define a story or character’s voice? What do people mean when they say a writer lacks voice or writes in a really voice-y way?

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