Voice – #FiveMinuteFriday

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Since this is about voice, I thought I’d add an audio file!

FMF – Voice


When you hear voice, most people think of the audible – the words that come out of someone’s mouth. But there’s so much more to someone’s voice.

Their facial expressions

Their clothing

Their body movement

They are all telling you something – sometimes screaming.

Next you have to determine their tone. Who are they as a person, and what could their words be saying to you.

The kid who wears black from head to toe – may be he’s angry, may be he’s trying to fit in, but you have to know the child and listen to their voice.

Teenagers, especially, don’t voice their problems to their parents, but it comes out in so many ways – dark clothing, not keeping up with their hygiene, cutting, not eating.

Friends and family may do the same.

They are speaking. Are you listening?



Wow – does five minutes fly! Here are the rules:

We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that I post here at 1 minute past midnight EST ever Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FiveMinuteFriday {and on Thursday night with #FMFParty}.

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.

Our most important requirement for participation: There’s really only one absolute, no ifs, ands or buts about it Five Minute Friday rule: you must visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.

Tonight a bunch of us are together at a conference so we’re doing it live – come join us, eh? And link up below.

OK, are you ready?

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