|So, you know you’re a writer ... now what? The next step is: finding your voice.|
Finding your voice? What does that even mean?
I’m sure you’ve heard this popular quote before:
“Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive that is you-er than you.” - Dr. SeussIt’s a lovely quote, no doubt about that.
But actually, this concept is applicable to writing as well. When it comes to writing, every writer has a unique voice (or a unique way of writing).
The voice refers to a writer's style - it reflects how they really talk and communicate. It includes words and phrases they love and tend to use a lot.
For example, you may have noticed that I have a very positive style of writing.
I avoid using the negative words like "I can't." Instead of saying: "I can't wait until this book comes out," I'll say: "I'm so excited for this book to come out!"
So, how do you find your voice?
To find your voice and bring your writing to the next level, I recommend these three practices:
Still not feeling confident? Last week I wrote a blog post all about feeling worthy as a writer. If you missed it, you can find it here.