The event is over -- watch the replays with a paid ticket!
If you write stories, your readers first encounter your style. Before anyone notices your plot or cares about your characters, they have already formed an opinion about your voice, your way of sounding on the page.
Your writing style might be plain or ornate, or might change depending on your project, but the clearer and more vivid that style can become, the more memorable your writing will be.
I'm Daniel, the host of this annual event. I love talking about writing style and teaching it, and I wanted to share with you the insights of the best teachers I could find.
Style and Voice is a dedicated, focused learning experience to help you level up your writing and develop an unforgettable writing voice. The summit gathers together writers and teachers with an expert grasp on writing style, point of view, character creation, authorial voice, and artistic confidence. They want to teach you!
You'll finish this summit with new frameworks to write a compelling sentence and a fresh appreciation of the books you love the most.
Three Ways to Get a Ticket
There are three ways to register for the event.
The free ticket allows you to watch live (you'll be able to watch all three days of the summit live and for 24 hours after each talk posts).
The paid Style Pass gives you on-going, replay access to all the main event sessions, as well as, after the summit ends, transcripts of the sessions and audio versions of the talks.
The add-on purchase of a seat at the workshop day enables you to participate in the optional fourth day of the event, on April 5th. Here, community leaders from this and past summits will lead interactive workshop sessions to help you reflect on, review, and put to work the techniques from the main event. It's the best way to experience the summit.
You can upgrade your ticket at any time, but we are currently still on early bird pricing, so you should get your pass today before the price goes up.
I've read dozens of books on writing style.
For this guide, I wrote up the best of those lessons in simple, easy to follow language.
Solve these writing problems
Where to put the most important word in a sentence?
Is it better to focus the reader's attention on verbs or nouns?
Why does "hypotactic" writing make your reader turn pages faster?
Learning about these writing techniques, and trying them out in practice sessions, has noticeably affected my ability to communicate and to express myself more vividly.
Over five-thousand novelists, bloggers, and freelancers have read, shared, and commented on these essays.
Welcome to Style and Voice
Getting the Pacing Right in your Chapters
The Writer's Style Handbook
Create Vivid Characters Through Inner Child Work
Expert POV Lessons from the Tales of William Trevor
Take Your Dialogue to the Next Level
Novel Factory 3.0 Walkthrough
Our experts will be sharing their best craft techniques and lessons from their publishing experience. This is going to be an intense, detailed education in writing style: you'll finish the event with a whole host of new skills.Meet the speakers