Unit 3: Voice and Character

Click below to watch a video of Érin introducing this third unit.

Unit 3 Introduction — video transcript

A spot of wordplay

To begin this unit, click through this slideshow of different scenes. What's going on in each situation? What is she saying, he feeling, and vice versa? There are no right or wrong answers — just use the table to type up ideas about the characters' thoughts or dialogue.

Woman's thoughts or dialogue Man's thoughts or dialogue

“Finding your own voice as a writer is in some ways like the tricky business of becoming an adult… you try on other people's personalities for size and you fall in love.” — A. Alvarez

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