This is the elusive “thing” that everyone says cannot be taught and I think to some degree it might be weak in my WIP. However, I think it can be taught and that’s why agents, editors, and published authors tell wannabe’s that they have to read, read, read. There are several authors who I think have distinctive voices for their characters; Harlan Coben and James Patterson. I’ve been devouring their books for insight on pacing and now I’m rereading sections for voice. If you know of any hints for voice, I’d love to hear about them.