Finding your writing voice

It’s been a while since I offered everyone some writing advice; but I think if you have been following for some time you will have realised my creativity is CRAZY. Even though I vow to play on every thought that comes to me – they’re like bullet trains. If I don’t catch them in a heartbeat they will have been replaced. Really, it’s a very tiring process.

Today, I thought I would *try to* provide some inspiration into creating your own unique style of writing.

Writing – and especially blogging – is a very personal experience. Regardless of this, a lot of people appreciate the fine art which forces us to write in a particular form. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because reading becomes much easier when it’s uniform – everyone is *reading from the same page*. BUT it can make us monotonous. Therefore, writing is about finding balance: using everything you know about English, and forgetting everything you know about English (or whichever language!).

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My three tips to write uniquely?

  • Write how you would speak – if your writing doesn’t sound right when said out loud, it won’t sound right at all!
  • Leave editing until the end – if you edit as you go along, you’ll lose the structure and coherency of what you’re trying to say. Instead of a flowing piece of speech, the writing becomes a list of facts.
  • Don’t be afraid to make your writing appeal to more than just the listening sense – when I write on my blog, I like to use random edits such as making words bold, underlined and italic and more. Even though this helps emphasise the first point, I also think it’s visually appealing (to me anyway!). Especially with blogging, you can also use your design to play on other senses, if you write in a specific genre.

I hope you found these quick bullets useful. What other advice would you give to someone looking to find their own writing voice? Add your say (or link your post if you have written about a similar topic) in the comments.

Β Until next time,

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5 thoughts on “Finding your writing voice

  1. Some great tips here. πŸ™‚ I think that bullet point 2 resonates with me most. I am awful at leaving editing until the end, I sometimes spend about 10 minutes on one sentence (I have reduced that time, it’s still pretty bad though). I don’t think that I have anything to add, as I haven’t really been doing this long enough, I’m still trying to find my own writing voice. I guess that all I can do is keep writing. Thank you for the tips. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for reading – glad you liked them ☺
      I thought point two would be a useful reminder for everyone! I used to be the same, spending lots of time editing just a few sentences (I’m still guilty sometimes, but getting better😬) but ultimately that just meant I never got anything done.
      Yes keep writing, I’m still learning too! Stephen King says all stories are written the same – one word at a time ☺

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