Here is What You'll Learn
What Is Writing Voice?
The nebulous concept of writing voice tends to vex even the most experienced wordsmith. This class, designed specifically for novelists, finally defines "voice" in a way that makes sense.
What Agents and Publishers Are Looking For
After five years as a literary agent, Mary has seen it all. Here's what agents and publishers are really looking for, voice-wise, and how you can make your project stand out in the slush.
How to Develop Your Voice and Stand Out
Knowing what voice is helps, but it's only part of the battle. Learn how to develop your own voice with actionable advice that you can add to your writing toolbox today.
Examples of Powerful Voice From Contemporary Shelves
You'll see examples of contemporary voice and learn why they work. Apply these powerful lessons to your own prose and take your writing craft to the next level.
About Mary Kole
Former literary agent Mary Kole provides consulting and developmental editing services to writers of all categories and genres, working on children’s book projects from picture book to young adult, and all kinds of trade market literature, including fantasy, sci-fi, romance and memoir.
She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and has worked at Chronicle Books, the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, and Movable Type Management. She has been blogging at Kidlit.com since 2009. Her book, Writing Irresistible Kidlit, a writing reference guide for middle grade and young adult writers, is available from Writer's Digest Books.