It feels wonderful to be back to posting on my regular schedule! I had such a fabulous time during the A to Z Challenge. I met a ton of new blog friends and found some great blogs to stalk:)
I love my regular posts and I'm glad I'll be getting back into the groove of things!
So for today, I'm getting back to tinted ink, those creative ideas and inspirations that add color to your writing!
I am planning a short series on VOICE. I'm inspired by the contest, The Writer's Voice
You remember my post from a few days ago? The one where I posted my query and first 250 words? Well, guess who picked me to coach me and help me make my entry perfectly lyrical and lovely? Yes!! Brenda Drake! I'm so honored to be on her team!! Wish me luck, beautiful guys and dolls because I feel a breath of fresh air headed my way!!
Anyway...back to Voice
How do you find your voice? How do you know when it's perfectly in tune? Here's a few tips:
Be true to yourself and to your unique style. Copying someone else style is a no go for finding YOUR voice. I have copied others before, while learning the craft. I think it's a great way to learn how to get into your own tenor notes, or bass notes, or right on key. But don't copy. What do I mean?
Don't mimic another author and try to pass it off as your own. I love listening to my favorite artists, bands and groups and belting out my favorite songs, a la famous style. But when I sing it myself, in front of an audience, it's all me. I practice, rehearse, try again, work out the sour notes, and do it all on my own.
But I learned it from a professional first. Then I took what I learned and made it me. All me. No copying.
Do it with your writing and watch you voice begin to shine through!
What about you? How did you discover your voice?