Why is it important to have your own unique writing voice? Well, having your own voice in your writing is what people will be attracted to, it has to represent and sound like your personality. This is especially important if you have a blog, you want people getting used to your voice and knowing that your readers will get to know you a whole lot better!
Describe yourself in five simple adjectives. For example- funny, jumpy, calm, intellectual, smooth.
Ask and answer this question after that: "Is That how I talk?"
Think about your Ideal reader. Describe that person in detail. After that, write to him on paper or in your mind. Example: My ideal reader is a teen or a young adult. She's carefree and is alwys hungry for writing tips and advice. She's a newbie to blogging and so she always asks questions and talks to me for help. Oh, and she loves reading!
Write down at least 5 books or articles that you like to read. Examine them for a while, what did you notice? What do these articles say about you? "Often what we admire is what we aspire to be." -Jeff Goins
List your favorite, authors, people, or influences. Do you use these references in the way you talk and write? Example: I always refer to my favorite Y.A. fiction authors when I'm writing.
If you are still trying to figure out your voice, ask people. Ask them what is their voice and what do you sound like?
Go for the free- writing. Just go crazy and write what you feel like writing for about twenty minutes. Look back at what you wrote and ask yourself, "Is that what my writing sounds like?" If it does not sound like you, do it agian and don't hold back this time.
Read one of your writing pieces you have recently written. ask yourself, "Is that something I would read?" If not, change your voice.
Then ask yourself, "Do I like writing what I'm writing? Am I enjoying my writing time?" If your writing feels more like work, you are probably not writing like yourself.
"Pay attention to how you're feeling". How do you feel before showing other people your work? Fear? Worry? If you do, you are doing the right thing! Being scared of what you wrote is a good thing, it means you are finally trying to be different and nothing is wrong with that
So that's it! Remeber having a writing voice is important, it's your one selling tool to make your readers like you. Hope you enjoyed this post, to see more head oer to this link by Jeff Goins- http://goinswriter.com/writing-voice/
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