Help! I’ve Lost My (Writer’s) Voice! A Remedy For Allegedly Lost Writers

This is yet another excellent post by the inimitable Dan Alatorre. He has some suggestions which are not only excellent for writers seeking to revitalize their voice, but also for those who are stalled in their writing.

And face it, stretching the limits of your writing is never a bad thing. 🙂

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

Where is my voice? Where is my voice?

Occasionally we get a reader who has a writing issue, and we do our best to help them out. Here’s one poor lady who fears she may have lost her voice.

Dear Dan,

 I can’t seem to find a voice in my writing, though, as you point out, perhaps I am too close to it. Or, after years of writing news articles and children’s non-fiction, is it possible I have successfully eradicated my voice?

 Signed,

Laryngitis Keyboardicus

Dear Lary,

Nope, not possible.

(We recently discussed finding your unique voice HERE, now let’ see about rediscovering it!)

You may think that because you write news (which surgically attempts to remove “voice” and uniqueness) and children’s non-fiction (which, well, I didn’t really know what that was, but after checking your Twitter bio it includes writing “for kids.” I’m guessing what you write there is slightly…

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2 comments on “Help! I’ve Lost My (Writer’s) Voice! A Remedy For Allegedly Lost Writers
  1. Thank you for sharing this with your readers. I appreciate it!

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