What if were to tell you going in search of your voice is a fool’s journey?
When I first started writing non-fiction, I spent a lot of time trying to find my voice. I worried about writing in the first person and about using personal stories in my work.
I tried to figure out how much of myself I should inject into my articles and how much I should hold back.
And I mimicked the style of other writers I admire.
Here’s the problem with my approach:
I spent too much time fussing about what my writing sounded like.
The voice of a writer is not the Holy Grail.
I learnt the hard-way that great writers develop their writing over time.
They don’t waste time on fool’s errands.