Different Writing Styles
In this creative writing module we examine different writing styles. All writers have their own natural style. Some of these are quite subtle, others unmistakable. Sometimes, a natural style will be colored by social background and, particularly, by race, creed and culture.
Broadly speaking, if you were given three 1000-word excerpts of the same genre, one written by a North American, one by a British writer and one by an Australian, you would almost certainly be able to tell which was which by the style.
Some of this regional style comes from setting, and some from choice of words. However, a great deal comes from tone and viewpoint.