Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Amazing Writing Advice #17: Voice

Voice. Everyone talks about it. But why is voice so important to a writer? Surely the words do the talking? Well the words can but they really need your voice to help them along.

When some one talks about voice they are talking about how you promote our book. In the olden days this would involve shouting about it on the street. Beatrix Potter could deafen a crowd at fifty paces with her promotional voice. Other, more refined authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would higher a town crier called Magwitch Zine to announce his latest works on the Strand. Virginia Woolf used morris dancers which is why people thought she was mentally ill.

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These are days of high technology, you must utilise this to spread your voice around the world. Here are some methods you might consider.
  1. Buy an auto-dialer to phone people up and play a prerecorded message promoting your book.
  2. Use the experimental Twitter program. This allows you to send messages about your book to millions of people. This is called spamming and is the future of marketing.
  3. Buy a loud hailer and shout at people.

With these simple steps you'll establish a voice that will have people talking all over the country.

Cheers,

Mark