It's no easy task tuning out the howling wind as I write this. The temperature outside right now is at -10 degrees, or -25 counting the wind chill. And the worst is still on its way!
Last night I started the chapter on word choice and voice, and was happy to read she used an excerpt from The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, the book chosen by my book group to read this month. Kole offers an exercise called a Voice Mad Lib by taking a sentence from Diaz's book and challenging the reader to rewrite it three different ways. You'll have to read the book to get the details of her approach to working on voice and you won't be sorry! Her fresh takes on how to improve writing skills make this a must-have reference.