Not my actual voice. But the one that exists in my scripts. The one that script readers and executives are dying to hear. Well read.
‘If a professional writer doesn’t have a voice. Then he doesn’t have a profession.’
I’ve read about writers finding their own voice and the need to do so. But I never knew what mine was. I was aware before that I used to imitate my favourite writers/directors, which informed my voice then. But I overcame that, which was great and all. But I still didn’t know what my voice was or when I’d find it.
‘I’ve found my voice’.
But it wasn’t a simple case of ‘finding it’. But just noticing that its been with me all the time. I realise now that its just an expression of my real self and the more I realised who I am and what I like and dislike etc the more this informed my ‘voice’ and has enabled it to shine through.
So now I’m at the stage where I’m aware of ‘my voice’ and I don’t need to worry about imitating other writers or just being a collection of clichés and conventions.
I actually feel like a writer now, which is great and i thought i'd share it with everyone.
If anyone's actually out there.
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