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Jun 28, 2019 12:01:01

Re: Describe your writing voice in 2-3 words

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Jack Lyons

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That's hard to do! 2 - 3 words is NOTHING. @mikebyrnes @jasonleow

Alas, being succinct and not wasteful with words is a skill in itself and what makes great writers great.

I don't really know what my writing voice is, but what's funny is that my usual spoken voice is never as articulate or insightful (probably because I have time to write and flesh out a topic).

I'd say that my writing voice is very much 'explorative', 'measured' and 'reflective' ...  mainly because I take the time to think out what I want to say. This is a luxury I don't have when communicating verbally.

I've never actually thought about my 'writing voice' before this... And that's probably because I haven't been writing for that long. I'm kinda at that stage where I piece together my style from influences that I respect - that being the likes of James Clear, Michael Pollan, James Clavell and Graham Hancock.

But that's not to say I write anything like them! I just like what they write and wish my style was more refined, in a way, similar to theirs.

So there you have it - my writing style can be summed up in three words.. They are:  'explorative', 'measured' and 'reflective'.



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    @jacklyons your three words are quite spot on!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jun 30, 2019 01:23:41
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    @jacklyons in 2 words my writer's voice is enthusiastically pubescent.

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | Jun 28, 2019 17:17:58
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    @jacklyons I think we're always developing our writer's voice. The voice we have before we can speak is not the same as the voice that says "ma-ma". And that voice is not the same as just before and after puberty. Or the one that says "I love you." for the first time, or the last time. I believe that my writer's voice today is suffering the equivalent of puberty. It embarrasses me to hear it but it's all I have.

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | Jun 28, 2019 17:15:22
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