Discover Your Authorial Voice
Discover who you are as a writer and the writer you want to be. Through a series of exercises, examine your unique authorial attributes, what you love about others’ works, and how to blend these things into a magical voice that only you can have.
Your authorial voice is your calling card. A strong voice transforms a story, giving the readers a pair of glasses so they see events through your unique eyes.
This course will walk you through a series of practical exercises that will help you discover the best in your writing, areas for improvement, and the writer you want to be. You will learn how to blend your personality with writing styles you admire to create an entirely new voice that could only be yours.
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In addition to the video lessons, this workshop includes a class outline so you can follow along with each lecture and a workbook that walks you through all of the workshop exercises.
What People Are Saying
“I loved this class. I was confused about how to improve my authorial voice and other resources didn’t help. But this class was better than I had expected. The exercises are brilliantly drafted and the trainer’s style is natural and effective! “
“Ms. Barbara Vance knows what she’s talking about and I couldn’t be happier to have her as a teacher. I especially like her on-the-spot teaching style rather than reading from cues or a teleprompter. Looking forward to more classes by her! “
“This was a great class and I am looking forward to working through the exercises.”
“This course was fantastic. I’m really looking forward to working through the exercises.”
“I thought these were really great exercises”
“As always, even better than I expected.”
“The teacher gives a good explanation of what an authorial voice is.”
Barbara Vance, PhD
I am a writer and instructor who has been blessed to help thousands of writers bring their stories to life.
My degrees include a B.A. in literature, an MA in Literature and Creative Writing, and a PhD in storytelling and media. Prior to launching my own company, I taught writing and storytelling at a tier-one university.
Over the past sixteen years I have developed a widely acclaimed collection of courses designed to help writers develop their stories, stay on track, and finish what they start . . . even while juggling busy careers and a family.
I am also the author of a multi-award-winning poetry collection, and my poems are licensed for use in anthologies and curricula around the world.