Mark, a writer-for-a-reason, recently requested input on developing a writing style/voice as an author. This topic can cause anxiety, and it’s something I don’t think I’ve ever covered, so this week I’m really pleased to give you seven quick tips:
- Read widely and be inspired, but don’t try to write like anyone else
- Be yourself! Be honest, write from your heart, write like YOU
- Don’t try too hard – relax, enjoy your writing! 🙂
- Be confident that you have a unique voice, because you do!
- Get in the flow – practice freewriting as much as you can
- Write with one ideal reader in mind, as if you were talking to just him/her
- Write, write and write some more!
Follow these seven pointers, and your voice will develop, all on its own, over time.
I trust that has been helpful? Please leave any comments, or further ideas of your own, in the comments below – let’s encourage each other!
Thanks, Mark, for this great suggestion for the blog. Do you have an idea for a writing tip – something you struggle with, or is puzzling you? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
In the meantime, blessings abundant on your day,
P.S. If you want to go to the next level with your writing, the online Write for a Reason writing course might be for you. I run this course for Christians who want to write novels for kids and teens – or anyone who’s interested! You can find more information here.