Speak Up: Finding Your Voice


Check out this post from the Fox Writer blog on finding your writing voice.

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Writing is simply not the act of writing. It’s about communicating. And how do you communicate effectively? You have to talk to your audience. To do this, you have to find your voice. This is something easier said than done. So, where do you start?

Here are a few simple points to focus on to gradually speak up and make your voice cut through.

Read. 

It is one of the commandments to writing. Read as much as you can. Read everything that you can get your hands on. Read a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction. I have gone as far as to say in the past that if you don’t read you cannot call yourself a writer. To even begin in finding your own voice you have to soak up as many different voices as you can. You might think this is counter-productive, but whether we like it or not…

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