Les Edgerton

@HookedOnNoir

http://lesedgertononwriting.blogspot.com

Les Edgerton lives with his wife Mary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he writes full-time and teaches creative writing online for Phoenix College and for a private class. He co-teaches a class on Story Beginnings with author Jenny Milchman for the New York Writer’s Workshop. He formerly taught online for the UCLA Writer's Program. For three years, he was the Writer-in-Residence for the University of Toledo and for one year for Trine University. He has two daughters from a former marriage; Britney, who works in the computer industry in Louisville, and Sienna, an artist who lives in Indianapolis and who just gave Les his first grandson, the cute-as-all-get-out Logan. Les and Mary’s son Mike lives in Ft. Wayne, attends college for filmmaking, and is a barrista at Starbucks with one of those prized black aprons. Les writes short stories, articles, essays, novels, nonfiction books, and screenplays. His fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award

Finding Your Voice

How to Put Personality in Your Writing

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  • Price: $ 1.99
  • Date: 2014-11-10
  • Categories: Education, Personal Growth, Arts

You know a great literary "voice" when you hear it: David Sedaris' humorous cynicism. Elmore Leonard's weary, smart-mouthed dialogue. Nick Hornby's simple yet imaginative descriptions. It's the kind of writing you should aspire to, right? Well...not quite. Each of these authors found success in part by developing their own unique voice: a writing style that helped define - and throw the spotlight on - their work. Now Les Edgerton shows you how to develop a voice of your own, one that rises above the literary din because of its individuality, not in spite of it!