Five Writers Answer: “What is Voice in Fiction?”

Woman Listening
Voice in prose: "Can you hear me now?"

“Take care of the sounds, and the sense will take care of itself.”
Lewis Carroll

“For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain.”
John Cheever

“Always write (and read) with the ear, not the eye.”
C. S. Lewis

“No one knows what ‘voice’ is; only when it is absent: when one hears nothing.” – Joyce Carol Oates

“Style results more from what a person is than from what he knows.”
E. B. White

From Shoptalk: Learning to Write With Writers


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