Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pls help Dr.Wordsmaid

What do you mean by the 'voice of a writer'?How does one develop it?
How important is reading aloud our write-ups?

6 comments:

praseetha said...

hi..i'm new here..so could some1 please tell me how I could contribute too?

praseetha said...

and..(I'm not sure I'm allowed to answer your question).. but I think the 'voice of a writer' is basically the feel a reader gets when he reads your piece. it's the "voice" in which u tell your thing. And just like in the literal sense, your "voice" might be quiet and soft, it might be deep, might be serious or might be just really good humored. it all depends on how u 'say' each sentence and use each word.
err..dn't know if ur getting what i'm trying to say here.. well..it's like when ur reading something by Chetan Bhagat what do u 'hear'? usually it's this voice of a typical young adult, goofing off at college and trying to escape getting caught. down-to-earth. but when u turn around and pick up something from Paulo Coelho u get a totally different feel. you hear his mystical voice transporting u to a far off place where you'll see everything in a new light. both of these writers are using their 'voice' to tell half they're story.
(i used these 2 cuz most people seem to know them.) so just write they way you would like to sound when you're telling a story or poem,etc. and read it aloud (or just make 1 one ur friends read it out for u. this way u can actually 'hear' how it would sound from another) helps a lot.
hope u got it =]

pooja said...

Hi there praseetha!A hearty welcome onboard!!
about what you can contribute,as far as I know it is unlimited freedom(explains all the rubbish I put in here!)Anything is welcome....

And thank you very much for clearing my doubt.The 2 examples u cited made things crystal clear.Perfect choices too coz both these writers are poles apart in the way they write and that takes ur point accross....

I look forward to see more from you....

Neethu Asokan said...

nice to see new comers around....welcome!

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Reading aloud our own writings is very very important. That's how you can check whether you have given the right stress to the right word or the right intonation where it is needed. But another thing to notice is that this exercise should be done twice - read it aloud as the writer and read it aloud as a reader of your own writing. See if both the voices match. If it does and you are convinced, you are successful in conveying the right mood, meaning and sense of the piece of literature that you have just conjured up!

pooja said...

thank you ekanthapadhikan