Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! (Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG)
Now, on to my second IWSG post…
This May, I’m attending the RT Booklovers Convention and I’ve entered one of the contests called American ‘Idol’ – The Writer Edition Competition which is all about voice. This is one thing writers hear from the onset, you have to find your voice. I’d like to think I found mine. I LOVE the story I entered into the competition, but I worry that it isn’t ‘loud’ enough.
I’m not really an ‘in your face’ kind of writer, and I worry that might be what it takes in this industry. What if my work isn’t humorous, witty, shocking, dramatic, sexy enough? Do I have to be loud to be noticed?
Do you ever worry about your writer’s voice?