From my advice to the CAJ mentorship program
Thank you for this. I read them through, all at once.
I read that if you wish to write like one certain writer, then copy their work out longhand and their voice will be in your head. Nothing mystical at all about it, writing is a form of music. it can get in your head like an ear worm.
Paul - your work in this vein is a significant public service. Great stuff.I’ve circulated it to a number of young and emerging journalists/writers. Keep up the good work
Thanks for this! I teach translation (into French) at the university level, in Montréal. As with any type of writing, style is very important in translation. In my field, it is often said that for two equivalent translations, a client will choose the one with style. It's difficult to find ideas/exercices to work on the students' style... I'll keep your tips for next year.