@jenn I read a couple of blogs today on voice that I thought were interesting. One is from last yrs Write-on-con http://writeoncon.com/2010/08/voice-by-literary-agent-elana-roth/
The other I thought had something that was interesting
She also mentioned that beginning writers will often suppress their natural voices as they become so focused on the mechanics of writing. In short, one’s voice can be critique workshopped out of them if the writer has a quirky style etc. Often times her job is to allow new writers permission to discover their voice again. (Now it’s not to say you ignore craft mechanics, any good writer is going to figure out how to manage both.)
Here’s my main WIP (It’s kind of a raw 1st blurb). It’s a YA paranormal romance. (Like 40% paranormal & 60% romance).
The women in Emelia’s family have always had an alluring power. Power deeper than beauty and strong enough to drive men mad but Emelia doesn’t know that.
At home Emelia Montgomery is the sun in her universe. Her boyfriend and friends are all too happy to stay in her gravitational pull but it’s not her beauty or kindness that keeps them in orbit but she doesn’t know that either.
This summer when she receives an invitation to stay with a distant Aunt Em’s eyes will be opened as she learns answers to things she’s never questioned. There Em finds what made her loved at home will now repel what she desires most.
Em never imagined what was supposed to be a fun summer away from home would result in a life decision between the family way and the guy she’s falling for who hates what her family is.