Lesson 6: Creating Distinct Voices

Writing Exercise

Think of a fictional character with a distinct voice (Puddleglum from The Silver Chair might be a good choice, or Huckleberry Finn, or any of the main characters in Winnie the Pooh). Analyze that character’s speech to understand what makes it unique. Consider grammar and sentence structure, word choice, and the use of figurative language, ut also the ways in which that character’s desires and circumstances determine the kind of things he or she talks about, and the ways he or she talks about them.