Developing a Voice

Whether you are writing a fictional story or an essay, think about the writer's voice as the tone, mood or personality of the text. Below are some descriptive words to identify different types of voice you could choose to show in your writing. Choose one (or several, if you like) and return to the workshop CREATING VOICE to write.

Happiness          Guilt                Gratitude              Surprise

Excitement         Pride                Panic                  Shame

Fear                   Compassion     Embarrassment   Curiosity

Confusion          Arrogance         Empathy             Disappointment

Anger                 Relief                Sympathy            Shock

Boredom            Satisfaction        Hope                  Exhaustion

Jealousy             Love                  Anxiety              Confidence

Envy                   Regret              Concern              Disapproval

Joy                    Sadness            Loneliness            Remorse

RETURN TO CREATING VOICE!