HOW TO PUT YOUR
|Voice isn't as hard as it seems.
Just be yourself. Otherwise the voice won't be your own. |
|Think of your audience. Your voice
changes as your audience changes. For example, the way
you would tell your friends you wrecked your mother's car
is not the same way you tell your mother. If you feel
that you have no personal connection to the reader,
pretend you are writing for your best friend--the one you
can tell anything. |
|Think of your topic. How do you feel about it? Put those feelings into your writing. Get emotional, but don't tell your reader how you feel, show him/her how you feel. Do not hold back! (However, please remember to keep your writing appropriate for school. You have to watch your choice of words.)|
|What is your opinion? Don't be
afraid to share it. Opinions give us our voice. If you
truly believe in something, prove to the reader that your
are right. Support your opinions with specific details
and reasons. |
|Look at your topic from different angles, and choose the one you are most comfortable with presenting. Humor, seriousness, sarcasm, and mysteriousness are just a few of the angles you can use. If you get stuck, try using an unexpected angle. For example, if you are writing about a serious topic, like taking your driver's test, approach it with humor.|
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