Articles abound on perfecting your “writer’s voice,” especially important in the world of blogging. After tackling the initial worry of “What do I write about?” the writer encounters commandments for opinion, personality, tone, expertise, originality. How can anyone stack up well with this amount of criteria?
- Appropriate Tone
- Inject your Personality
- Be Honest
- Be Authentic
- Be Original
- Care About the Topic
Do I follow all of these necessities? I feel it depends on the subject. I wouldn’t say I am breaking new ground with my perfume reviews, though the reviews are original, authentic and honest. My personality exists, I would hope, though I am not the focus– the fragrance is. I care about my topic: I love scents– so, I am secure in that regard.
An essay about finding your writing voice by Men With Pens, gives helpful hints and advice to assist a writer in finding his or her “voice.” Here are some of the questions/ instructions and my responses:
If your writing style was a drink, what kind of drink would it be?
My writing style would be a glass of oaky, dry Chardonnay with a few confounding vegan M & M’s sitting in the bottom. The candies would be green, blue and red.
List adjectives that describe your writing style:
Interesting, witty, honest, caring, fearless
Imagine different personas in your writing:
A 60 year- old man from Manhattan, a 12 year-old female from Lawrenceville, a female lawyer in D.C.