First-person narration lets you pack every moment with personality and explore your writer's voice to the max, but it can be a tricky point-of-view to pull off for the course of an entire book.

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Open a book you love to a random page and read one sentence. Can you hear the author's voice? Does it evoke an emotion? Does it draw you in? Now open your own work. How does it fare?

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Here's a quick case study of former Saturday Night Live writer Patricia Marx using book excerpts to promote her book. Why not use the same tactic in your book publicity?

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Here are six things to consider that will help focus your thinking on your internal development as a writer. Take stock and contemplate yourself as a writer.

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We can distinguish our friends and family by voice, and we know when we hear a stranger’s voice. But what makes a distinctive voice in writing?

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As you develop as a writer and work to perfect your craft, what you're aiming to improve as you practice and progress is your written fluency.

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In this post, I’m following up on the first entry and giving you the last 10 steps in my 20-step process to writing a book you can be proud of.

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