If you want to get published there's a secret you need to know. It's a secret few writing teachers speak about, and fewer still teach. What is this secret? Voice. Some teachers throw up their hands in exasperation and say voice can't even be defined let alone taught, but Peter Rubie disagrees. If your writing has a true, distinctive voice, you will stop traffic. Like the creatures of the forest who fell under the spell of Orpheus when he played and sang, a strong and unselfconscious voice in your writing will seduce editors and agents from their busy schedules. If the essence of writing is thought, then voice is how you put those ideas elegantly and concisely on paper. It is, like Orpheus, the music of writing; and like all good musicians you must study not only the effectiveness of different types of voice, but the best way to clearly say what you want to say so that your audience is both entranced and entertained. This is a hands-on workshop, so come prepared to write!