It did for me. I found myself making the process harder than it needed to be. Between my WIP, blog, and branding I tied myself in knots.
NO! Not smooching. Good grief, get your mind out of the gutter.
But KISS as in – keep it simple stupid. I was trying too hard. Complicating the writing in search of my voice, when I had it all along.
After reading the following article, I rewrote the first chapter of WIP and pulled to the forefront, my voice.
What I learned from
- Writers (Authors) voice is how you decide to tell a story and is the same from book to book.
- Just as we grow and change over the years, so does an authors voice, because our voice is an extension of ourselves and what is important in a writers life.
- Character voices change from book to book. After all your not introducing the same person over and over unless in a series.
- Branding is your persona and applies to our writing and not just advertising. Your book branding lets readers know what type of story they will find when they pick up your book. Scary, suspense, romance…
Lisa goes into a lot more detail on her website. Be sure and click the link below and read more.
In the meantime, I’d like to know…
Do you often mix up character and writer voice?
How did you discover your writer’s voice?
Has your voice changed or evolved over the years?