Finding Your Voice

“To gain your own voice, forget about having it heard. Become a saint of your own province and your own consciousness.” –Allen Ginsberg

Thanks to all who posted about some of their favorite creative blogs.I’m going to have to schedule some time this weekend to pay a visit to each one. Most of the blogs that I read on a regular basis I have found through friend’s recommendations and social blogging networks such as Blogcatalog, BlogLog, Technorati and most recently Entrecard and Project Wonderful. I just started with Entrecard and Project Wonderful in the last two weeks and the amount of blogs out there is staggering. The last statistics I read there are more than 11 million blogs online. So regular readers please feel free to give me suggestions about creative bloggers/writers you read. At the end of the month I will compile them in one post.

Through Entrecard I found a great article on finding your voice as a writer and a blogger that I thought you’d find interesting.

How to find your voice? I think it develops over time as you continue your daily writing practice. When I read work I wrote ten years ago it is different from my voice today. And my blogging voice is different than my short story voice. There are quite a few writing-craft books out there on voice, and some I have read but I don’t think this is something that can be taught in comes with time and experience. Read, read, read to hear other voices but work on your own.
The Writing Nag

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