My Writing Voice

I was having this conversation with Bill just the other day, that here I was wayyy down the road in my life, having been writing for a long time, and I still didn’t know (or haven’t found) my true writing voice.

Then last night I was working on my novel and I realized that I had a perfect example of my true writing voice just staring me in the face.  I know this is a “Duh!” moment but I can find examples of this voice through much of my writing, including that novel that Warner Books published.

It’s the writing voice that comes out when I’m not thinking about how I should be writing.  I’ve realized I’m guilty of over-thinking.  Writing, I’ve come to realize, should be much more Zen than I have been making it.

I just had to share that with you guys.    Thank you for being my friends!

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4 thoughts on “My Writing Voice

  1. I’m glad you finally found your ‘special purpose’. I myself… er… um… just remembered something I have to, er, ‘attend to’.

  2. Very cool!  I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately too, after finishing a rough first draft of my novel and coming back in trying to give a more unified character and voice – and, I changed so much in the writing of it, that I’m basically re-writing most of it, and trying to add a much more humorous narration – the kind I use sometimes when I blog, or just how I am in real life.  And it’s making the writing kick-ass, and unique, and fun. 
    Who knew that being ourselves was the secret of being a good writer?

  3. You are in excellent company my friend! For myself I either have multiple personalities and voices to go with them….or….I simply keep going through a continuum of changes and growth… No that is not completely true. I know that I first had to recognize that I have a voice, and then I had to become comfortable using it. I am now busy exercising concision and articulation; a practice that serves me well in all areas of my life.

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