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Be A Leader, Not A Follower

As a journalist, there are many aspects you have to be able to do, you can’t simply always start off how you want to be published. 368 more words

Journalism

Reclaiming Your Voice — An Online Generative Writing Class with Vanessa Mártir

What is voice? What are publishers and agents referring to when they say they’re looking for a strong, original voice?

Have you found yourself wondering what your voice is? 415 more words

Finding your writer's voice #amwriting #writing #writerslife

“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”
—Allen Ginsberg, WD

A writer’s voice can be an elusive thing. It is hard to know you have found it unless you are an experienced writer with enough books under your belt.

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On Writing

What the hell is a writing voice, anyway?

I’m not a boring asshole, but you might think I’m one if you read my writing.

Look at that sentence. “I’m” is used twice, the same overused structure is recycled once again, and the word “asshole” is used to congratulate myself for being a boring asshole. 671 more words

Chicago

On Why I Fail at Maintaining a Blog

You know why I often fail at maintaining a blog?

To put it bluntly: I hate my voice.

Not my actual voice but my personal writing voice–the voice that is supposed to represent me. 270 more words

Musings

All I have is a voice

So I am coming to the end of another summer of writing, the third focused primarily on the book. With little bit of luck, this will be the last, as I now have an at least somewhat definite deadline for submission of the full manuscript, although next summer is likely to be occupied with editing and incorporating reader comments.  1,573 more words

Historical Practice

How to Survive as a Firefly

How to Survive as a Firefly
by Kristen Foote
Illustrated by Erica Salcedo

Did you know that fireflies only live as adults for 5-30 days? 118 more words