Develop a Voice – Extend a Metaphor

The final night’s preparation exercise is to write a practice opening to your review where you experiment with developing a reviewer’s voice. As we explored today in class, strong reviews give an impression of the character behind the review, and they use language to reinforce that – whether the voice is one of irony, excoriating sarcasm, folksy intimacy or hard authority, it needs to be established and sustained throughout the review to achieve excellence.

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About Christopher Waugh

Challenging the norms of secondary teaching. Publishing every single thing my students and I create. Live in Wanaka, New Zealand - the best place in the world. http://chris.edutronic.net/

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