Wednesday, 28 November 2007

The Sound of My 'Voice'.

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 clich├ęs 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.