Explore Writing Voice with the Story Exchange

“As a child, I visited a science museum where you could speak into an old-fashioned phone and hear your voice played back as it is heard by someone else, not as you’re used to hearing it resonating inside your body as you speak. The exhibit was much loved and always had a regular line of children waiting their turn to discover the “truth” about their own voice.

When we speak, sometimes we choose our words carefully, hyper aware of what we want to sound like, but often we are not fully aware of how our word choices and sentence construction are both unique to us and the needs of the moment we’re living. Trying to capture how people speak in writing helps us think about voice, the unique style each person brings to language.”