John Fowles on Voice

A quote by John Fowles that I want to save for future reference. A short but fascinating statement on the meaning of ‘voice’ in fiction.

The most difficult task for a writer is to get the right “voice” for his material; by voice I mean the overall impression one has of the creator behind what he creates.

John Fowles


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Director of creative writing at UoL, published with OUP and Cambridge. Currently travelling the world and writing a book.


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