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WHAT DOES A CHARACTER’S VOICE SAY?

A reader asked a thought-provoking question on voices about my novel, The Healing Touch.

For someone like me, who has worked with voice all my life, it was particularly intriguing and more so because I hadn’t thought of it myself, nor had I written the voice she was referring to in The Healing Touch that way deliberately.

The reader who had approached me noted that all the male voices in The Healing Touch are described as sexy, mellow, tenor, baritone, etc., but the character, Simon, spoke only once and his voice is not commented on by anyone.

Isn’t it fascinating what impacts readers in books?

Her question, “Does the lack of voice connect with his lack of sexuality?” is excellent.

It reminded me that techniques for classical singers involve the use of our pelvic diaphragm to help support our voice. It is such a creative area in our body because we can create children from there.

Optimal breathing further engages muscles in the lower half of our body and contributes enormously to voice production and quality, and to the emotional impact on our voice.

The voices characters use can be tantalising and something I hear authors and readers talk about frequently.

In my opinion, all art is a form of communication, often profound, and therefore has a voice.

In novels, however, we as readers must ‘hear’ the voices of the characters if those characters are to become real for us. It starts with the author being able to ‘hear’ the characters’ voices first. But the author may have had to write several versions of the book – or at least the first few chapters – to come up with the points of view and the voices that most accurately communicate the story.

Furthermore, voice isn’t necessarily what someone says, but how they say it. Their actions, reactions, movements, and general bearing are all forms of voice. Writing such characters can be a challenge.

You can read The Healing Touch for FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

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My Novels

This page is for my novels. I’d be delighted if you’d be so kind as to post a review on Amazon or Goodreads, telling me what you thought. Reviews are really important. Not only do they tell other potential readers what to expect from a novel, but it also allows the novel to live in the world. It also allows me to continue to write more stories.

You can reach me directly at angelina@angelinakalahari.com. I read every email.

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Under A Namibian Sky

 

Under A Namibian Sky is now available on Amazon.

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The paperback is also available on Amazon or from here for £8.75 with free delivery in the UK only.
£3.99 postage for orders worldwide.


Under A Namibian Sky – Paperback


A beautiful love story that will capture your heart.

No one remains lost. Love is the deepest healer of all.

Desert guide, Naomi Smith, is an ordinary young woman – until her world is shattered by the arrival of Luca Armati, the heir apparent to the Italian supercar dynasty that bears his family name.

Naomi is appointed to look after Luca and his older secretary during their short stay at Desert Lodge. She suspects he’s a spoiled brat, like all the other ‘princes’ who come to vacation there and readies herself for his demands. But she soon realizes there is more to Luca than meets the eye. When Luca’s secret is exposed, the hurt he carries allows Naomi to share her secret heartache with him.

Will the pain of their past experiences prevent them from having the courage to admit their soulmate connection?

If you like novels by M. M. Kay or Mary Stewart, then you will love Under A Namibian Sky, an emotionally riveting love story.

Explore Under A Namibian Sky, the first novel in the captivating Desert Love contemporary romance series today.

“The story was so compelling, I simply couldn’t put this book down.” – Amazon reviewer.

Disclaimer: This novel contains some heat and a happy ending. Don’t forget, it’s also available in Kindle Unlimited.

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The Healing Touch

The Healing Touch is available from Amazon:

UK – http://amzn.eu/dNqf5q1

US – http://a.co/2ACHZ4f

The paperback is also available on Amazon or here for £8.75 with free delivery in the UK only.
£3.99 postage for orders worldwide.


The Healing Touch – Paperback


How do you live in a world without your voice, without passion, and without James…?

Isabelle spent her career as an opera singer and her life married to an emotionally unavailable man. With the onset of the menopause, Isabelle loses her most precious gift – her voice. As time marches unforgivably on, Isabelle yearns to experience the love and passion she’d always dreamt of in her operatic roles.

Throwing herself into her work, Isabelle finds her soulmate in the least likely of moments. When James auditions for the lead in one of her shows, Isabelle discovers the one thing she has spent her life searching for – him.

But when James unexpectedly dies, Isabelle must forge a new life for herself in a world that is suddenly unfamiliar and forever cold.

Is it too late for her to find the love she craves or could Angelo be the healing touch to save her fragmented soul?

Inspired by true events, The Healing Touch is a mesmerising story of loss, heartbreak, passion and love in many guises.

If you liked The Notebook, then you’ll love The Healing Touch.

Explore The Healing Touch, the first novel in the captivating Love Beyond Reason series today.

“Profoundly moving, delightfully evocative and totally absorbing… reminds me of novels by Nicholas Sparks.”

– Mary Anne Yarde, author of the award-winning series The Du Lac Chronicles.

Disclaimer: This novel is written in British English, contains some heat and a happy ending. Don’t forget, it’s also available in Kindle Unlimited.

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