The arrival of inspiration can seem magical or even electric: as the saying goes, we are ‘struck by an idea’ as if it were lightning. While ideas may seemingly come from nowhere, to harness inspiration – to make something beautiful or devastating or funny – involves craft.
In this series, New Zealand writers tell The Pantograph Punch how they use different aspects of craft in their writing. The three-part series starts with voice, which can be loosely defined as the personality or tone of a piece of writing or character. Over the coming months the writers will also consider lyricism and tension. The Pantograph Punch asked each writer how they use these aspects of craft in their work – in essence a peek inside their toolbox.
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The feature photo 'Sing' by jcmu is a public domain image.