Take Ten for Writers Exercises : Hearing Voices
Take Ten for Writers • No. 32
By Bonnie Neubauer
Think of a fairly recent event from your life that has some emotion, drama, suspense, humor, or action in it. It’s best if there are at least two people involved, and you are the main character. You are now going to tell this story, but in a voice other than the usual first-person narration.
Pick a number between 1 and 10: ________.
Find your number below. This is the voice that will tell the story.
Hearing Voices List
Find your number here. This is the voice that will tell the story.
Now TAKE TEN minutes and WRITE!
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This printable writing exercise is published with permission from Take Ten for Writers © 2009 Bonnie Neubauer. All rights reserved.
TAKE TEN Take-Away
One of the biggest benefits of doing a lot of writing practice is that it helps you develop your own writing voice. This voice is unique to you. Itís what you bring to the table. Itís not just your style, itís your perspective. Itís also your passions and the collection of your experiences. Itís your beliefs, desires, and memories. Itís how you see, hear, smell, feel, and taste the world. In essence, it is you on paper, and it is as unique as your fingerprints. Keep practicing, and your writing voice will continue to emerge in its beautiful and raw way. •
Bonnie Neubauer is the inventor of the Story Spinner and author of the revised and expanded deluxe edition of The Write-Brain Workbook. More »