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  • Writer's pictureAyanna Lynnay

So You Want to Be a Writer? Here Is Your 1st Step to Starting Your Story!

Updated: Jan 14






Welcome to the World of Writing!

 

If you're reading this, chances are you've felt the stirring of stories within you, waiting to be told. Becoming an author isn't just about writing; it's about embarking on a journey of self-discovery and creativity. Here at ChosenButterfly Publishing we want to help you become the author you desire to be so let's walk through the first step you need to take to transform your dream into reality!

 

1. Embrace Your Unique Voice

 

Every author has a unique voice, a personal way of expressing thoughts, emotions, and perspectives. Your voice is your most powerful tool. Embrace it. Write without fear of judgment. Remember, the way you see and tell a story is uniquely yours.


Let's Go a Little Deeper

 

Becoming an author isn't just about putting words on paper; it's about discovering and embracing your unique voice. This voice is the essence of your authenticity, the personal stamp that differentiates your writing from anyone else's. Let's explore this concept further.

 

Understanding Your Voice

 

Your voice in writing is the rhythm, tone, and style that naturally flows when you express yourself. It includes how you play with language, the imagery you use, and the emotions you evoke. Think of it as your writing's personality. Just as people recognize you by your spoken voice, readers will come to recognize you by your written voice.

 

1. Reflecting Your Experiences and Values

 

Your voice is shaped by your life experiences, beliefs, and values. It's the sum of where you've been, what you've seen, and how you've felt. When you write, these elements blend into your storytelling, giving it depth and relatability.

 

2. Developing Through Practice

 

Like any skill, your writing voice develops with practice. The more you write, the more your voice emerges. Experiment with different genres and styles. Write about what moves you, angers you, excites you. Each piece you write brings you closer to a clearer, stronger voice.

 

3. The Courage to Be Authentic

 

Embracing your voice means being brave enough to be authentic. It's tempting to mimic the style of your favorite authors, but your voice is strongest when it's true to you. Authenticity resonates with readers; it creates a bond of trust and engagement.

 

4. Understanding Your Audience

 

Your voice should also consider your audience. While it remains uniquely yours, understanding who you're speaking to can help you refine it to better connect with your readers. It's a balancing act between being true to yourself and being accessible to those you wish to reach.

 

5. The Role of Feedback

 

Feedback can be instrumental in recognizing and refining your voice. Sometimes, it takes an external perspective to highlight what is distinctive about your writing. Constructive criticism should be welcomed, but remember, your voice should always stay true to who you are.

 

6. The Power of Reading

 

Reading widely exposes you to a variety of voices and styles, which can be incredibly influential. Pay attention to how different authors use language, tone, and pace. You'll begin to notice what resonates with you and what doesn't, helping to shape your own voice.

 

Remember This!

 

Your unique voice is your signature as an author. It's a journey of exploration and expression. Embrace this journey, and remember, your voice is not static – it will grow and evolve as you do. Write not just to tell a story, but to share a piece of yourself with the world. That is the true power of your unique voice.



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