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6820 Presentation

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Kiersten Carr

on 17 November 2016

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Why Do We Talk About Voice?
Similar, But Different
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”

“Courage is grace under pressure.”

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”
Similar, But Different
“Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another..”

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
Voice Distinguishes The Writer...
Similar to how voice can distinguish an actor.
Consider:
What you want to communicate about yourself (or your organization).
The purpose of your writing.
Your target audience.

Voice:

Makes every word count,
Establishes consistency across a body of work,
Grabs reader's attention,
Helps the writer have a relationship with their audience.
"Voice" In Writing
What About Real Life?
Voice Vs. Tone
If voice represents the personality, tone might represent the mood.
So if you have a voice that is "funny..."
Your tone might be dark, biting, silly, or sarcastic.
In Conclusion:
Talking about voice is an excellent way to talk about how to tailor content towards different audiences and purposes.

It is a unifying, approachable idea that can help our students think harder about the way that they write.
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