Saturday, July 30, 2011

Finding my voice

I was beginning to think finding my voice, the one heard through my blog and Tweets and Facebook, was harder than finding my protagonist’s voice, and it shouldn’t be that way. After all, I do know my own voice. I don’t have to stop and think how I’ll react to a situation. I know what I like and dislike and what words I’ll choose when I respond to someone.

Susan Kaye Quinn’s post helped me to put the whole idea of voice in perspective and it got me thinking about my Author Brand, something I knew about but was just beginning to understand.

As a person, I’m more playful than serious. I like to have fun and to see the people I’m with having fun. I also like to help others. These traits tend to find their way into my characters. Why shouldn’t they show in my blog posts?

I’m starting to think my voice has always been there. It’s just that I’ve been afraid to let it show in my posts. Part of my problem is I can’t help but think I’m not famous. Who’s going to care what I have to say. But the truth is, if only one person cares, then that is something. And one day a blog post of mine may even help that person get passed something they’ve been struggling with.


  1. Don't hold back your voice. Your blog should be a reflection of you. It's the way you show the world who you really are. I tend to be more playful than serious too and on my blog I am constantly embarrassing myself. I'm weird and I embrace that.

  2. So true! I've never been a big blogger. I have lots of excuses. My goal is to change that.

  3. I'd say this is written like a true writer--finding our characters' voices really might be easier than locating our own--which sometimes gets a little lost beneath them...

    Welcome to the blogosphere!

  4. Writing a blog is a great way to find your voice, I think. Welcome to blogging!

  5. Nice to meet you! Just be you and readers will hear your true voice, don't worry about it, just let it go! Good luck and enjoy the process!

    Susie Rosso Wolf