What makes a writer - not plot, not characters, not language... It's Voice. Original voice. One that brings even dinosaurs to life:)
But what is Voice really?
Here's an illustration through the voices of Ghalib, Mir and Mohinder Singh Bedi, three Urdu poets. In this case, each is expressing his thoughts on a particular subject - neem-kash, neem-baaz, or half-open/dreamy eyes - which is often used in Urdu shayari with reference to love/the beloved's charm.
Mir un neem-baaz aankhon mein
saari masti sharaab kee si hai - Mir
Mir in those half-open eyes,
Resides the intoxication of wine
Koi mere dil se puchhe tere teer-e-neem kash ko,
ye khalish kahaan se hoti jo jigar ke paar hotaa - Ghalib
Were someone to ask me about your half-open eyes like a half-drawn arrow,
Would my heart be in such tumult if it were pierced
Hua jo teer-e-nazar neemkash to kya haasil,
Mazaa to jab hai, ke seene ke aar paar chale - Mohinder Singh Bedi
What if your half-open eyes are like a half-drawn arrow,
The pleasure indeed is in it piercing the heart
Voice then is a writer's world view articulated afresh in his writing!