Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Just a Thought...

In reading Pub Rants, Agent Kristin Nelson had this to say about how she edits her client's work:

Sometimes it needs a bit more work (in plot or character—never in voice or in the quality of the writing)...
I've been contemplating this for a while, and here's my conclusion:
  1. A writer must write a story that focuses on a combination plot and character.
  2. If plot/character needs to be fixed, that can be fixed with critique groups, editing, etc.
  3. A high quality of writing is necessary to be published.
  4. Writing quality can be fixed by a good class.
  5. A writer's viability comes from voice.
  6. Voice cannot be taught.


PJ Hoover said...

But voice can be learned (at least in my opinion).

Unknown said...

Maybe...I'm not sure about that one!