I couldn't copy/past my prepared entry this morning. So being a fan of SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, I took that failure as a "sign" and changed my post to the topic that has rattled around in my brain for some time.
I can't find my voice!
I've read the 'how to' books...over and over. I've copied articles galore off the net. I have singlehandedly kept the highlighter companies in business and still...I couldn't find my voice in a paper bag.
Some experts say keep a journal. Others suggest study your email posts. And the list goes on...but where is my voice? How will I know I'm targeting the right stories/publishers if I don't 'know' my voice?
I can spot 'voice' in some of my favorite authors...some I can't....
Study tells me it's a matter of style, tone...use of words...descriptions...I won't bore you with all the things I've read. But I'm still lost!
There's a voice in my head as I write...that's what I type on the page.
I don't belong in the angst/dark stories...I've determined that. Don't have any interest in that area so it makes sense. But...where does my voice fit?
Give me a clue...post your opinion...and enter a drawing to win a copy of my book.