voa 8 - The Person Behind My Words I must say that I...

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The Person Behind My Words I must say that I disagree with Alvarez’s statement in which he claims that “voice is a problem…” because, truth is, voice is not a problem. Everyone possesses a voice; the true difficulty lies in a person’s ability to navigate that voice, develop it, and apply it to his or her papers. If one cannot determine what his or her voice is, then how are his or her readers supposed to get a sense of who he or she is? Throughout this semester, I have learned how to do just that. My writer’s voice, at first, was very foreign to me. I remember thinking to myself: “I can understand how Stephen King and other renowned authors have a unique voice, but how the hell can I?” I went home that day and really thought about who I am as an individual. What is my personality? What makes me different from the next person? What is it that makes me, well, me? I like to think of myself as open-minded, caring, and emotional, perhaps a little too emotional. Whenever I write, I always try to convey that to my audience. In other words,
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