As a blogger, I’ve been writing online for seven years. In that time, I’ve had a chance to write posts, short articles, an ebook, and publish a mystery novel. In each one of my writing projects, I’ve had to create and refine a particular writing “voice.”
To develop my voice, I found that reading and critiquing other people’s work really helped. I looked at sentence structure, word usage, vocabulary, flow, as well as individual content.
In my early days of blogging, I referred to other bloggers in my genre for inspiration, including Steve Pavlina, Merlin Mann, and Rosa Say. Each one had a different style. Steve was always pushing the limits with very extensive and somewhat confrontational writing, Merlin had humor, and Rosa brought structure and organization.
I discovered early on that boring posts would not find traction. Reading and reviewing popular personal development books by authors like John Maxwell, David Allen, and Stephen Covey gave me substance.
However, it wasn’t until this year that my writing took on a new dimension.
I discovered that something sinister was holding me back.
It caused me to pick words with caution and care.
It affected my subjects and content.
It kept me from expressing myself.
It was subtle, yet overwhelming.
Some days,it stopped me cold.
I instinctively knew it was there.
But I didn’t know how to fight.
Then I read something new.
I began to see the enemy.
And the enemy was me.
Confronted by FEAR.
What changed my outlook, was something very simple, yet profound.
I never had expressed to myself one simple fact.
I am a writer and I write.
I don’t have to hold back.
I now have permission to fully express myself.
I can put powerful words on paper that make a difference to the world.
You see, I met someone who gave me permission to be my true self. Someone who told me in no uncertain terms, without a doubt, that I am truly a writer. Now all I have to do is…
In his new ebook, You Are a Writer, Jeff Goins shares his struggle with fear and how he overcame it. I learned…
- Why most writers struggle with confidence
- How to stop waiting to be picked and start choosing yourself
- The secret to getting your work published and your brand noticed
This work is truly a game changer. If you put words on paper, you need to read this book.
Jeff has a unique style and he will confront you about your fears, excuses, and procrastinating ways and help you get your true self on paper. He will help you find your writing voice. If you want to take your writing to a new level, pick up this profound and motivational book.
Question: How will you find your writing voice?