May 1st, 2012

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Writing Excuses 7.18: Discovering Your Voice

Writing Excuses 7.18: Discovering Your Voice

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2012/04/29/writing-excuses-7-18-discovering-your-voice/

Key Points: Be authentic. Don't try to impress other people. Don't overwork it. Voice develops naturally. Give yourself the freedom to write what you want. Learn the techniques and get out of the way to let the art happen. Look for the cookie that can only be baked in your brain. Nurture your voice -- find what you love, and go with it. The narrative voice of a book or series isn't the author's voice.
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[Brandon] Why don't we make that our writing prompt? I want you guys to try that. Find a writing buddy and swap stories halfway through. James, I want to give you a special thank you for being on the podcast and for sharing so many stories with us. We're going to have to end right now, but this has been Writing Excuses. Thank you guys so much. You're out of excuses, now go write.
[Applause!]