Finding your writer’s voice #amwriting #writing #writerslife

The Writing Chimp

“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”
—Allen Ginsberg, WD

A writer’s voice can be an elusive thing. It is hard to know you have found it unless you are an experienced writer with enough books under your belt.

Often, you instinctively know when you are allowing your fears to get in the way of what you really want to say, but it can be difficult to do something about it. Whether it is word choice, style choice, character choice, or some other choice you are smothering, it can be difficult to quash your inner critique and just let the inner writer out.

What is the definition of a writer’s voice?

The writer’s voice is the individual writing style of an author, a combination of their common usage of syntax, diction, punctuation, character development, dialogue, etc., within a given body of text (or across several works) 

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6 thoughts on “Finding your writer’s voice #amwriting #writing #writerslife

  1. Pingback: Finding your writer’s voice #amwriting #writing #writerslife | GRACIE BRADFORD: Grandma Midnight Book Reviews - Sassy and Outspoken

  2. Interesting that you blog this topic this morning. I heard an excellent speaker this weekend on this subject while attending the SCBWI Houston Conference. Her name was Anna Roberto. She is an editor with Feiwei and Friends/Macmillan. Her subject was “Finding Your Voice”.

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