How to Find Your Voice as a Writer

Have you ever read an article and thought, this does not sound like the author or this doesn't feel authentic. This is because as a reader, you can pick up on the voice of the writer, especially if you follow them long enough. In this blog posts, I will be showing you how to find your voice as a writer.

Be authentic

When you write, write in your voice, do not try to write like anyone else. I do not know how many times I have come across bloggers that write one way, but their personalities and the way that they speak are entirely different. This is not to say that they don't use a ghostwriter, that is perfectly fine. But when I read, I want to learn as though I am in a conversation with or listening to dialogue by the author of the content that I am consuming. I do not want to feel cheated or deceived by how someone writes. 

A huge tell is when a blogger's voice changes from article to articles, sometimes a piece sounds like an educated person wrote it, other times it looks like a child. When you think in your head, how do you sound? That is the voice that most readers are looking for when it comes to the voice of an author, and that is the fundamental way you can express your authenticity to your readers.

Consider Your Audience

Your audience follows you because you have something to offer them. Your voice is one of them. When your audience comes to your blog to read your work, they are looking for your voice, they are looking to get something from you. So when you write, write in a tone that they can relate to. Act as though you are in a verbal conversation with them, everyone has a manner in which they want to be spoken to, provide them with that, through your words.


Reading is the best advice that you can get. If you take nothing else from this blog post take this away with you: You 👏🏾 Need 👏🏾 To 👏🏾 Read 👏🏾. Reading will expose you to the voices of many other authors, and it will guide you in finding your own. When you listen to how others sound in their writing, it will give you a better idea of what to look for while you are polishing your own voice. It doesn't matter what books you read, but I recommend listening to books on audible that are read by the authors. This way, you get a feel of how they and write.

Write Freely & Write How You Talk

One way to practice writing in your voice is to write freely, take a few minutes out of your day and journal, or pick a writing topic and write about it. While you do this, speak aloud the words as you write, this will help you find your voice and work on your tone while you write.

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