Tuesday, March 4, 2014

How is your writing voice like you? How does your writing voice differ from you?

Interesting question, but I find myself torn between saying, I have a writing voice, but feel quite the opposite. I think my writing voice is something I have to yet find. Like I mentioned I don't really "bleed on paper". It's not in my nature. To be a good writer and to have a writing voice, its very very important to feel and to be able to put that in words.

But just to answer the question, my writing voice is exactly who I am, the immaturity shines through. The imperfection is there and I think that's my voice. I raise more questions than I answer. I have an opinion and I will stick to it to the point I'm proven wrong. I don't write heavily technical stuff that I cannot connect to if I read somewhere else. I write exclusively as an outlet to something, I don't even know what. I know for a fact that if I don't write for a few days, I feel heavy. Like those days when you've had too much food and you need a good walk after, because you feel too stuffed.

My writing voice is me. It is conversant and I try to keep it that way. It is issue based. I could go on and on about something in first person or cut the text to a 3rd person's point of view in 15 sentences and be done with it. I don't think I've reached a point where I a) have found my voice b) feel the need to find a voice, because I'd rather experiment and feel more than limit myself to something.

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