Day 24- Voice: What’s in a Name? #write31days 2014



Term of the day: voice: condition or effectiveness of utterance or expression.


Aside from the most literal meaning of the word, to me voice is the style in which someone expresses themselves. In terms of literature, author’s voices can be described in many ways. Poetic voice may imply that even hard-core facts are delivery creatively with flowery words. An erotic voice may imply an essence of sensuality in even the simplest of things from opening mail to brushing one’s teeth.

It’s also true that some authors, actors, artists, and especially musicians, uniquely distinctive voices that widely recognizable. Often new and up and coming arts are compared to those widely known in their by stating that “the new author has Stephen King like talent to story-telling.” This doesn’t mean the author in question writes horror, though they could, but if you’ve ever read a Stephen King piece, you know he has a distinctive voice. I can’t imagine one day having a name that will evoke recognition and praise for my particular style of writing, but the idea of it is pretty cool.

Name of the day: Fredrick aka Fred.

Breakdown and meaning:

Fred, short for Fredrick has German origins and means “peaceful ruler”. That’s it; not too interesting about that. In my Eternal Curse Series, Fred will appear in the second book and will play a minor, yet pivotal role in the climax of the story. He’s a warrior and was  delight to write.

Well, that’s it for Day 24. See you tomorrow.


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Toi Thomas

I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.

4 thoughts on “Day 24- Voice: What’s in a Name? #write31days 2014”

  1. Kudos to you for tackling “voice.” That was a tough concept to get across to the third graders I taught every year. I think all we striving writers long to find that distinctive voice. Happy weekend to you!

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