205: Voice


How to find your voice in your work

June 19, 2020


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You may feel like you are struggling to find it. The first step in succeeding is realizing that it isn’t as far away as you might think. “Relax. Know that you already have a distinctive voice,” says author Kristi Holl. “Your voice is the product of your personality and your life experiences, both good and not so good.” The trick is to set this voice free in your writing and consistently sound like yourself—not your favorite author, critique buddy, or high school English teacher. Let's dig in on voice in today's episode based on an article from Sue Bradford Edwards.

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August 11, 2020

Kelly, I really enjoyed this episode. Writing letters to my friends and family has always been one of my greatest passions. They tell me often that they can feel my presence in each letter because I write in my real voice and with my heart, and it's like I am in the room even though we may be many miles apart. I never thought about writing in my true voice before but after listening to this episode today, I think I may be onto something big. It was there all the time but I just needed to be reminded... My fiction stories will never be the same! I will use my own voice ... how I sound and how I talk in each story to make it real... to give it a life instead of trying to create a fake person that is stuffy and not alive. I will remember this each time I sit down to write. Thank you so much ... I have been on leave of absense because of the virus but I am happy to be back. I have a lot of catching up to do but it will be a pleasure... Again, thank you for the all your hard work.

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