4 Certain Ways To Find Your Authentic Writing Voice (guest post for Positive Writer)

Today I’m honoured to be guest posting on PositiveWriter.com, a website/blog run by my friend Bryan Hutchinson – it’s an award-winning blog, listed as one of the best top 10 blogs for writing last year. Today I’m sharing a post sharing my own writing journey, and how you can find your authentic writing voice. Below is a little taster.

The last year was a real struggle for me. For the first time, I fell out of love with writing. Have you ever felt like the whole writing and/or blogging thing has just become a chore or a burden? Like it’s no longer something you choose, it’s something you have to do, and you’re lumbered with it?

For a long time, I was struggling to figure out why I’d lost my love of writing. And lots of reasons came to my mind, but it was a meeting with my therapist, also a writer, which did the trick.

She reminded me of something I already knew – that when we write, our true selves are speaking the truth to our conscious selves. She suggested I’d become scared of my inner truth.

I was afraid of the hurt it might bring, or how it might challenge me, and that it would call me out of my comfort zone.

And I was reminded that’s what a lot of writing is. It’s our true self, speaking to our outer self. True, authentic writing, is born in our hearts. The messages we have to share are already there, we just need to engage with them, and give them an opportunity to speak.(Read More…)

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  1. Wendy L Macdonald on April 7, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Excellent and encouraging post, James. It makes sense that our unique writing voice is the best one for us to use because readers, editors, and agents are always seeking fresh voices. I’m finally finding mine because of the time I spend writing in my journal each morning. Your post has inspired me to continue doing this.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

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