Since my last post a lot has happened and a week has passed. I apologize.
My new job, Teaching Children with Autism, has been exhausting and rewarding. It has taken up a lot of my free time and I am trying to build a routine to incorporate writing and blogging.
There is only one way to fit writing and blogging into a busy schedule; just do it.
This week’s #Tuesdaydiscussion is about: finding your literary voice. The narrative.
How did you find it? If you haven’t are you doing anything about it?
It might seem like an easy question. I have read countless short stories were the author had seemed confused on their narrative.
I am not implying I have mastered mine but the more I write the more I feel comfortable with my narrative.
I encountered my voice after reading J.D Salinger and George R.R Martin. I know these are completely different authors but their differences is what I love; the descriptive fantasy settings and a pubescent teenager that has a dark view on the world.
I am not saying I read these and BANG, I found it. The message I am trying to convey, is to I read all types of literature. From short stories to non-fiction; crime to science fiction. Then I wrote in these different genres.
So, how did you find it?
If you haven’t, are you doing anything about it?
If you think someone has an interesting point of view, invite them or share this post to them.
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I don’t think I have found my exact, unique, exclusive narrative voice yet. Though, I think I am pretty good about maintaining a single voice throughout one complete story. I generally use a serious, descriptive voice. But from time to time I *try* to write humorous stories and end up borrowing a bit (or a lot) from Pratchett. That’s probably because I have been listening to way too many Discworld audiobooks as of late, neglecting everything else.
That’s great to hear!
It is so hard to maintain one voice throughout the one story. I love Pratchetts humorous outlook on his storytelling.
It’s all inspiration and motivation ✌️😃
Congratulations on the new job. I have had several autistic children in my class and love the challenge of finding a narrative that sparks their minds.
Thank you! Yes it is very rewarding but challenging 😃
My voice developed through failed attempts at finding one, if that makes sense. I liked the way certain writers wrote, and then tried to copy as best as I could. At some point, a conglomeration of styles coalesced in my head, and what came out was something that felt consistently like me. It changes and evolves, as it should, but at its core, it remains me.
I completely understand! They’re not failed, they are lessons learnt.
One must burn their hand in the fire to know how hot it is.
Changing your voice is what writing is about, always learning and growing 😃
I am in the process of finding my literary voice. It takes time, patience, and inner strength to find that nook that shows my personality in words while still maintaining the story.
Those three attributes will lead you to it, I hope you are able to find and show the world your literary voice 😃
I think each new writer I read and like adds something to it. I think each new experience in life also has a profound impact.
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