Thursday, June 9, 2011

What's the Tone?

I was reading A Writer's Point of View by Stacy Post. Her post Emotion from a Reader's Point of View deals with "tone" or the "emotional draw of a story". I was intrigued. I couldn't wait to do this writing exercise! 

Stacy's Writing Exercise: Read Emotion from a Reader's Point of View, which includes a list of tone descriptors. Then figure out the tone of your current manuscript. Share it in Comments Section. My response is below.

My Current Manuscript's Tone:
  • energetic 
  • adventurous
  • suspenseful
  • upbeat
  • entertaining

Wow, I spent a lot of time coming up with these 5 words to describe the tone of my book. This exercise was great because it adds one more layer to my understanding! 
(Pam & Brianna, Do you think I hit the mark on the "tone descriptors" I chose? Would you suggest any others for my book?)

If you liked this exercise, you'll want to read the rest of Stacy's series on Point of View:


  1. Dawn, I'm so happy my posts were helpful to you and that you've shared the links. Thank you so much!

    Happy Writing!

  2. Stacy, Thank you again. I working on the Writing Style one next!

  3. Great links! Thank you for sharing them.

    I think your descriptions fit your novel perfectly.


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