Thursday, May 31, 2012

Voice: To be or not to be

Don't you love catchy titles like the one above? I do too, and always strive to do something fun with them. I even do this with books, but I digress. This is not the subject for today's blog post.

Rather, voice is. And in case you never noticed, my blog posts are done in my voice, and my books are also. How do I know? Well, they sound like me. Sort of.

No, you cannot capture voice as dialog, because to read how one really talks would be tedious to say the least, but rather, voice is the nuance of our personality. Yes, I am a very fun person. Yes, my voice is fun. That is sort of why some folks say "that Kim, she is a young adult author, she has that kind of voice". Okay, maybe fun doesn't make me sound that way, but maybe YOUNG is the focus.

I write in a young, carefree voice. Even when I write deep dark horror, it sounds fun, or young.

So, what does your writing voice sound like?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

In Honor of the Vets

Good morning, all.

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, and I'd like to give you the opportunity to honor those who have served.

Do you have a family member, friend, or loved one who fought in a war? Perhaps you lost a grandfather in WWII, or a brother in Nam. Or maybe your wife is serving right now in Afghanistan. Tell us about them. Let us know why you love(d) them and where they were stationed, or share any story you would like the world to know.

Tell us about them below, and you will be eligible to win a free copy (paperback or eBook, your choice) of TERROR COMES KNOCKING. Sam Moore's son, Andy, serves in Iraq in this series and although he plays a small part, he's a brave and inspirational man. The book is dedicated to our troops who keep this country safe and free.

Any comment will put your name in the hat, but please dig deep into your souls and remind us of some of our amazing American heroes.

And if you happen to be a veteran, thank you from those of us at Murderby4 and a supremely grateful America.

Aaron Lazar