October 11, 2018 at 9:47 pm #52574Andrew Schmidt@andrew
I have always heard of writing styles, but I’ve never actually went into deep research about it.
So, do writing styles have certain names for them or what? Or do they not? I had always thought writing styles might be interesting, so I’m curious about how they work. Is there this whole big vocabulary thing, or is it just simple and unique to how a person writes their story?
And if you happen to know anybody who’s really good or interested in them, please tag them for me. (Also, does anyone know my writing style? I have no idea what it is. But if you don’t, that’s okay.)
Anyway, the ‘writing style thought’ had all the sudden one very day caught my interest, and now I want to know more about that.
Thanks for your time.
"Muhahaha!"- Unknown VillainOctober 11, 2018 at 9:56 pm #52575
If I were to sum up writing style, I would say it like this: Your writing style is how you portray yourself on paper. It’s nothing set…
Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!October 11, 2018 at 11:40 pm #52579Rachel Rogers@scribbles
Oh, fun topic! So basically, there are three terms to know if you’re wondering what people are talking about when they discuss a writer’s “style.”
Style itself is a more general concept that refers to the more technical aspects of how something is written, and has a lot more to do with the application of the writing (e.g. academic, technical, various types of fiction and nonfiction, etc.) than it has to do with the writer. There’s a more detailed explanation of style in this article I wrote for SE a few months ago.
Voice is the way that a writer’s style is unique to them…like @wordsmith said (beautifully, I might add), it’s how you portray yourself on paper.
Tone is also a term you might hear in a discussion about an author’s style, or the style of a particular piece. It refers to the emotion you pick up on between the lines when you read something. For example, you might say Edgar Allen Poe’s tone is sad or bitter, and that Louisa May Alcott wrote with a cheerful, innocent tone, and so and so forth…
I hope that helps! It should at least give you enough info to look into some more. 😀
Ambiverted INFP. Scribbles all the words. Names the plant friends. Secretly Edna the Piguirrel.October 11, 2018 at 11:53 pm #52580
Very well said.
Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!October 11, 2018 at 11:58 pm #52582Rachel Rogers@scribbles
Thank you. 🙂 And I really do love that phrasing of yours. It just might end up on a sticky note somewhere.
Ambiverted INFP. Scribbles all the words. Names the plant friends. Secretly Edna the Piguirrel.October 12, 2018 at 12:00 am #52584
Aww… that would be cool.
Published author, reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!October 12, 2018 at 12:19 am #52586Jenna Terese@jenwriter17October 12, 2018 at 9:06 am #52598
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