One Voice

Although it strives to never think of any audience, the kind of writing that I call stream-of-consciousness in actuality only ends up thinking of one audience--the author. It is written in one voice, one consciousness. Because of this, the stream-of-consciousness writer determines and controls his work's center: his writing is almost tyrannical. His readers have little or no free choice in their individual reading experiences. They lack the ability or the chance to decenter or recenter the work because the work lacks a shiftable center: it lacks a multivocality of sorts.

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