Finding your writing voice can take a bit of trial and error. It has personally taken me years to learn how to not come across as monotone and dull. I still haven’t perfected it by any means, but I have come a long way (with a lot further to go). So what is your writing voice and why should we care about it?

Your writing voice is your writing style and how you come across to your readers/followers. It sets you apart and makes you sound different from everyone. Each person talks different, acts different, and comes across to people different, this is one of the things that sets us apart from each other. My blog will be different from someone else’s blog, we have unique voices (and I am still working on mine). People will often follow your blog based on the content and how it is written. Your voice will be one of the major components of your writing that will set you apart and define you, so take your time and investigate your writing voice.

So how do you find your writing voice? In my experience the best way to find your voice is to free write a few articles, short stories, blogs ect and read what you have written. Did you like it? Did it come off how you wanted it to? Did you enjoy what you wrote and how it sounded? If not then you need to go back and read what you have written, what would you change? What you make it better? This may take several tries, and that is okay, ask your friends what they think of what you have written, get feed back if you are stuck, make sure you are enjoying what you are writing and make sure you are writing something that you would enjoy reading.

Once you think you have found your voice it is good to practice it. Write short stories from writing prompts, try a journal, a paper, anything, just keep writing. Everything you write will be a lesson you learn. It will help hone in your skill and make you better at it.

Make sure you write from passion, take some risks and see where they take you, you might surprise yourself, but if nothing more you will learn from it and become a better writer.