Love Among the Tombstones: Finding Your Writer's Voice

Similar to the Dead End sign I saw on the road leading to a cemetery near Lindsborg KS.
Similar to the Dead End sign I saw on the road leading to a cemetery near Lindsborg KS. | Source

Be forewarned: "Love Among The Tombstones" refers to my love of cemeteries as inspiration for finding one's voice as a writer, not steamy tales of ripped bodices, throbbing members and tangled knickers in moonlit graveyards.

I've tried to write steamy, ripped and throbbing - oh, how I've tried! - but the titillating title and opening sentence is pretty much the extent of my ability in that area.

Which is not to say I didn't find my physical voice on several moonlit nights many years ago in the Lover's Lane next to the cemetery near my hometown.

But "voice" back then had nothing to do with writing, and everything to do with some version of "I'll walk, thank you!" (which I did).

But I digress...

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William N. V. MORRIS and his "Emmie" (Lou Emma) wouldn't meet again until 1941.
William N. V. MORRIS and his "Emmie" (Lou Emma) wouldn't meet again until 1941. | Source

If you've read my cemetery hubs, you know I love cemeteries for the endless supply of chuckles...and serious tales like the love story of William Morris and his Emmie...to be found in them.

You also know I have a decidedly unconventional attitude about the Dearly Departed and their final resting places.

Cemeteries, to borrow a phrase from the movie Top Gun, are a "target rich environment". If one is willing to do a bit of research online (and sometimes, in local archives), there are more stories among those tombstones than one person can ever hope to write in an entire lifetime.

My writer's voice, then, is a mix of stories about those who can no longer speak for themselves and graveyard humor honed by decades of exposure to the unintentionally humorous side of the dysfunctional family I was born into. A family, I'm happy to add, my sanity somehow survived relatively intact.

But I knew none of this when I joined Hubpages. When I signed on here as "JamaGenee" I had no idea what my "writer's voice" was, or that finding it would not be as easy as it sounded, even by applying the standard of "write what you know".

From three decades as a family historian, I did know quite a lot about identifying and locating long-dead ancestors, so how-to hubs on that topic seemed like a no-brainer. It would take several dud hubs to figure out the world didn't need (or even want) another "Climbing Family Trees For Dummies" or "Genealogy 101".

It didn't help that Hubpages was a Writer's Community, which intimidated the heck out of me, or that most of the hubs I read as a newbie were rather scholarly, in the same vein as the research papers I'd done in college.

Serious. Totally devoid of humor.

So I put a lid on the warped, wry sense of humor I inherited from several branches of British ancestors (and from growing up among the aforementioned Dysfunctionals) and wrote "serious" hubs instead.

Big mistake.

Those hubs would turn out to be real snoozers...

My break-out hub, oddly, was a knee-slappingly funny satire on McCain choosing Palin as a running mate. A one-off total fluke. Political satire is not (and never has been) my forte. Truly.

But what was my forte...my real writer's voice?

The success of the McCain-Plain hub was the first clue the sky wouldn't fall if I wrote humorous hubs.

The second clue was writing witty, breezy, sometimes hub-length comments on the hubs of others had never been a problem.

Why was that, I wondered?

The reason, it finally dawned, was that I was responding to the thoughts and ideas of another, not staring clueless at a blank text capsule of a new hub of my own. The same was true of my lengthy email replies to friends on various subjects.

Responding, not initiating.

I also recognized that to some degree the minimum-word requirement here at Hubpages was hampering my creativity. Back when I was a from-scratch web designer, I'd had no problem writing original copy in whatever vein a site required, using as few or as many words as was appropriate to the purpose of the site.

So I set up my own blog called - since I was born on a Saturday - "Saturday's Child" both as a way to be free of HP's word limit and to earn "street cred" as a writer worthy of membership in a "Writers' Community". (Yep, there were a couple of self-worth issues in play there.)

A blog being whatever one wants it to be, at Sat's Child the focus of Saturday posts became "flea markets" in which I spotlight and recommend interesting blogs I come across during the previous week. A format not allowed here at Hubpages because it involves (even relies on) "excessive links". Thursday is "Thursday Drive" day, about...you guessed it...travel and interesting destinations. I also participate in sponsored meme days like Tombstone Tuesday (for which I designed a TT badge adopted by GeneaBlogger) and Wordless Wednesday, which requires no text at all, only a photo of anything you want to post. At Sat's Child, I write a little bit of everything (except politics), posts which for the most part are too short to qualify as hubs.

On the subject of photos, at Sat's Child I can and do place photos wherever I want, just like I could in the days I built websites from scratch, but can't do here at Hubpages.

But back to finding your writer's voice...

If you're still struggling with this, do as I did:

  • Re-read the comments you make on the hubs of others (under My Account | Activity | Comments You Made).
  • Consider the "voice" you use in emails to close friends and family members.
  • Is the voice you use in comments and emails different from the voice in your hubs? If so, that may be your true writer's voice.
  • If Hubpages is your first experience writing online and your hubs are stiff and stodgy, start a blog.

And last, but by no means least, remember that words are only the Crayons and fingerpaint writers use to create mental pictures. Experiment! Play! Have fun!

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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Hi JamaGenee...This hub directly addresses why I am here...finding that voice. When I first got here I thought I would write scholarly historical hubs...

After I woke up (in a puddle of my own drool) several times after reading my boring 'historian' voice...I continued the search. I may have found 'that' voice now...a voice that speaks of nothing important...but attempts to do so in voice worth reading

I do tend to answer questions, comments, and forums with this new found voice (branding?) maybe...more to the point...it seems to be my voice. Thanks for your insight! Voted all the ups.

PS...I loved that McCain-Palin hub! And...I also love cemeteries!


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Congratulations, Thought, for being the first to comment! Glad you found this hub useful and relevant to your own situation. I had to start over and re-write it several times to make it "worth reading". Why is it our serious - read that boring - "teaching" voice is the loudest when the subject is history or how to do something? ;D


Husky1970 5 years ago

JammaGenee, so glad to read the "start over and re-write" comment. Too many hubbers clearly don't re-read their hubs or proofread. It is so obvious that you do. I really enjoy high quality, well written, and mistake free hubs. And that is what you produce. I enjoyed this one and got a few chuckles in the process. Voted up and funny. Looking forward to more JammaGenee gems.


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Husky, thank you for the kudos! Nice to hear a how-to hub was entertaining as well as informative!

I never forget that once a hub is published, it's "out there" and will be for a very long time, warts and all if there are any. So I read and re-read, proof and proof again. And even then, I'll miss a typo, as I discovered just yesterday while re-working an older hub that I've never been quite happy with. So even intense proofing doesn't always catch an oops.

But like you, I wish more hubbers would be a lot less quick about hitting the "Publish" button. There's too much so-so writing on HP that would be truly great after only a couple of sessions with a red pencil. (Boy, am I dating myself with that one!)

By waiting a day or so, one is more apt to spot a typo when seen after letting a new hub rest for a day or two. Waiting also allows it to age, which means it comes out of the chute with a higher score than if it had been published immediately. ;D


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Some excellent tips there Jama. I hope and feel sure that your writing will go from strength to strength.


ccbrookes 5 years ago

Really good advice, JG. Smart, as always.


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Sally's Trove 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Such an excellent Hub. How to find your voice? Where there's passion, there can be that voice. But so many are stuck in what is right, acceptable, or profitable. Perhaps the voice starts in a cemetery, or in a grain of sand. Voted up and awesome.


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Talia J 5 years ago from Australia

Awesome! And Voted as that! Yes, the writer's voice. My Mum used to tell me I write how I speak and would laugh whenever I wrote her something. Since then I have become good friends with an author and she told me that I'm hilarious and I write well...so I thought I'd give it a try.

I have found that "voice". It is almost like I sit down and just type, without thinking half the time. Sometimes that means what I wrote needs to be deleted - other times it is gold. Loved this hub, great work!


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

@Sherri: You are soooo right about passion being the key to one's voice. Writing is similar to playing a musical instrument. Most people can learn to pick a tune on a guitar, but only a true musician can make it sing (or moan or cry). Most anyone can learn to arrange words on a page, but only a true writer can arrange them to convey an image or a feeling (and you are one of them!). Thanks for the vote up and awesome!

@Talia: Just like you said, writing the same way you speak sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, but for the most part it DOES. Your hubs certainly do! Your mother's advice was right on. Thanks for reading and commenting! ;D


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, Jama, to start with I thought you had been spying on my back in the day! (first paragraph! lol)seriously though, I agree, I started off writing nearly a book on each hub, and so serious, I must admit my best writing is when I do my 'epics' like 'the sleeping girl of turville' etc but I enjoy the funny ones the best, I think they are mostly me, but alas I need to do serious to try and earn a crust, ahhh! lol but great advice here, and I love cemetries too, not just for the reason above of course, well, um!


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

No, Nell, I really WAS spying on you back in the day, so you should be ever thankful I can't write "steamy". Just kidding! lol! ;D


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Sometimes it takes a while to discover one's true voice when writing. I know that my first efforts were certainly pitiful and hopefully I have grown and learned something along the way as I have continued to write. Hopefully not too much in the way of red pencils these days. Ha!


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Peggy, it's good to keep in mind that even the "greats" like Hemingway, Salinger and James Joyce struggled to find theirs too! ;D


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Chuck 5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

JamaGene - wonderful tips, especially your advice to read and re-write before publishing. I write all of my Hubs in Google Docs first (that way I have access to them regardless of where I am or what computer I am using) and always re-read them before publishing (and yes, I still find mistakes and better ways of saying certain things each time I look at a previously published Hub).

I am currently working on a Hub and only have the first two opening paragraphs written and I am about to start writing my opening paragraphs for the fifth time. So, it does take time to write a Hub.

However, the extra time is worth it as I have some Hubs that I wrote 5 years ago when I first joined HubPages and they have been producing a dollar or more a month in ad earnings every month since they were published.


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Chuck, that you have hubs written 5 years ago that are still producing income is further proof to new hubbers of the importance of checking and re-checking a hub for errors (and possible re-writes - plural) before publishing cannot be underestimated!

That said, it DOES take time to write an "ever green" hub, but I've only recently begun composing new hubs outside of HP (and not in Google Docs - yet).

Composing within HP is a great way to age a new hub prior to publishing, but not if I get totally stuck and that hub's pre-pub score goes into the toilet, pulling my overall score down. Writing a hub off-site eliminates this. And like you, my opening paragraphs go through many re-writes!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! ;D


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Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States

I have always been drawn to cemeteries, particularly old ones. I like to read the dates and see the designs on the tombstones. Some cemeteries feature spectacular landscaping as well.

I've found that some of my humor hubs have had the best longevity. People always need something to laugh at.


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Same here, Tom. Humor "sells", especially now.

As for cemeteries, I recently moved to OK and have yet to find any as pretty as those I left behind. Cems ARE easier to find here, tho, by virtue of the slim, green "Cemetery" signs on every rural road. They don't say which cemetery, but by turning on that road you know you'll come across one eventually! ;D


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robie2 5 years ago from Central New Jersey

I love cemeteries too, Jama, and I really love the way you write about them and the fabulous pictures you take-- so glad to have stumbled across this one and to see you back hubbing again.


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

robie2, now that that ungawdly heat wave is over, I'll be roaming cemeteries with my camera again. Stay tuned! ;D


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

I came back to this and enjoyed reading it again. Here is to playing with those crayons and creating unique pictures of our own. Loved the Dead End photo. How apt!


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Peggy, "Dead End" signs on roads leading to cemeteries aren't uncommon, and I always wonder if the road crews who place them find them as funny as we do or if it's "just another day at the office" for them! ;D


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

Finding your voice is so important and it has to be the voice that people want to hear so it's different for different venues. Earlier on, I put out a couple hubs that were written in a somewhat humorous style. Most of them went nowhere but one is my most viewed hub! I guess you never know!


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Dolores, you certainly never know! I've written several "throwaway" hubs I didn't expect to go anywhere but are my most viewed hubs. Go figure! ;D


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jfay2011 5 years ago

I love this hub. Great descriptions.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Awesome Hub. With some great advice.

When I started here I thought my only writing would be poetry as that is mainly what I have written in the past. But I soon found that I wanted to write other items too. I wrote my very first short story and a couple of other articles and my latest I tried to put a message across in a fun way and am quite pleased with the response. I find I don’t want to stick to one particular style or type of hub and its fun publishing variations. So after starting in the grave yard I am now wandering around the flower beds. But I haven't found my true voice yet.

So thank you for this very useful read.


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Glad to hear that, jfay2011! Thanks for stopping by abd reading.

Rosemary50, I'm thrilled to hear being at HP caused you to expand your writing repertoire. You may discover you don't have one "true" voice, but write expertly in several *genres*. Personally, I can write "serious" as long as I don't try to get "scholarly". And for whatever reason, hubs sprinkled with humor always go over well here. ;D


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK

It took me two years to understand what a "writer's voice" is. My friend Shadesbreath kept refering to it and I was trying to understand what he meant. The De Greeks are quick and clever like that. :-)

But "steamy tales of ripped bodices, throbbing members and tangled knickers in a moonlit graveyard" will get me every time ;-)))


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

DG, you being the romantic sort, I quite understand why it took so long to grasp the concept of "writer's voice". It's not something one can see or touch, or that gets one's blood racing on a moonlit night. ;D


SilverGenes 5 years ago

Oh, JamaGenee, I've cleaned out my closets here and elsewhere so many times recently that it's a wonder there is any voice left at all. Those ripped bodices made me laugh! A few years ago (not as far back as torn bodices, but almost), a dear friend and I tried to write a romance but we could not properly control ourselves and ended up rolling around in gales of laughter. But I digress... once again I am sorting through this 'voice' business and am just as frustrated as ever. At the moment, I've decided that if I'm passionate about it, I should write it. Its 'home' will sort itself out later. Time will tell if that works or not. It may turn out to be more like the fashion accessories from the 80s that we couldn't bear to toss but which should never see the light of day again.

This is a hub that I will reread a few times - it's funny, serious, informative, and inspiring ;-)


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

SilverGenes, glad you found this hub worth rereading! I love how you describe many aspects of "voice" I never thought of, but it sounds like your confusion may come from the possibility that you have more than one "true" voice. Have you considered that? ;D


SilverGenes 5 years ago

Jama Genee, I could embrace that. Multiple personality voices... there is possibly a short story in there! Maybe this is why writers use pseudonyms, so as not to confuse readers who have come to expect a certain style or voice. You know, I think you are on to something important here for many of us. I'm sure Andy Rooney was capable of writing in a totally different style than what was presented in a moment or two at the end of 60 Minutes, but would we have recognized him then? Would it matter? Thank you for giving me much to consider :-)


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

SG, I think you're on to something, too! Writers using pseudonyms for different writing styles - yes! Nora Roberts, for instance, writes murder mysteries as JD Robb. Agatha Christie wrote love stories under another name because, she said, anything with A.C. on the cover had to have at least one dead body inside...preferably in a locked room. M.C. Beaton is another who uses different names for different writing styles.

As for Andy Rooney, I only know him from those few minutes at the end of 60 Minutes, so I wouldn't recognize anything written by him if the style were different from that...but, no, it wouldn't matter.


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SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

Awesome hub with some excellent tips!

I guess I have to start working on my blog, as soon as possible!!

I love your "voice", I love cemeteries and I love a good chuckle too, JamaGenee, so I'll definitely be back and visit you both here and over at "Saturday's Child".

By the way, the "Dead End" sign is just too hilarious!!:)


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

SanneL, I've begun noticing "Dead End" signs are rather common on roads leading to cemeteries. The road crews who put them up must get quite a giggle while doing it. ;D


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GClark 4 years ago from United States

Great writing - you definitely have found your "voice." Enjoyed reading your helpful advice and useful suggestions delivered with humor. As a side note, your mention of cemeteries reminds me of a few funny family stories that I may use when writing about genealogy. Voted Up. Plan on reading more of your hubs. GClark


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Oh, do use those family stories! I think more people would get into genealogy if they knew how much humor they'll find along the way. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading, and for becoming my newest fan! ;D


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I am new to the HUB.. and I want to thank you for your HUB..what a big help this is too me.... I am bookmarking it...I voted up and awesome..


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Hi, Deborah. Welcome to Hubpages! I'm happy you found this hub useful! A writer named Christopher Hitchens who died the other day from throat cancer wrote a wonderful article on writer's voice for Vanity Fair magazine. After chemo and surgery deprived him of his physical voice, the written word became his ONLY voice, his only method of communicating his thoughts to the world. In his honor, I may add part of that article to this hub.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I share your love of cemeteries also as they have given me a wealth of information in my family history quest. I also share the shaky beginning in writing hubs when I began. I have since deleted some of the worst ones. Who wants a hub with a score of 60? I enjoyed your hub. Rated funny and awesome.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Thank you for sharing this hub, it is extremely helpful to me as I struggle with what direction to move next. Jamie


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

You're most welcome, Jamie. Glad I could help!


mikeq107 4 years ago

Morning JamaGenee :0)

Great hub and thank you so much for all your great comments....I too love to walk through grave yards/ cemeteries as they are links to history, places to reflect and more importantly Bloody well quiet :0)

When I was in Maui last August found an old Mission with a small graveyard and to my surprise, most of the people buried there were Irish.. Yes, we are a small country but we are buying land everywhere!...The dead are gone but their stories remain and if we will all just take time out to listen to their warnings we may write our own successful stories instead of repeating their failures or mimicking them. They have expired but we are here in the present...Ok Mick where are you going with this comment :0)

Right Jamagenee I’m back on course it’s my fictional wandering mind, no apoligies,its just who I’m !!!

My Grandfather was an Irish play write and I have been telling stories as far back as I can remember a lot were “BS” to gain friends and avoid trouble and many were true but because of the later and my reputation ...well that is obvious. As is my spelling too :0)

It was not until my late 30`s that I began to write and write I did about anything, everything, I had, and still have no Genera or whatever that word is never did like it figured it was an American term born out of a country trying to find its self through Head shrinkers and a multitude of happy pills. If this great system worked this would be the happiest country on earth.

No I found my voice by getting up first thing in the morning and writing about the first thoughts that came across from my left Hemisphere to my right :0) I would not read or listen to anything else so that all my thoughts were my own. After a while, I saw my true self arise out of these thoughts and my own unique fingerprint and from then on, I would just build on that foundation. Every one of us has it…we all get into trouble when we try to build on some else’s… The most important thing I have learned is if I’m not having fun writing then I should stop, fix the crack in my foundation before moving on other wise we become like the rest of the Boring “ Fellows” who prop each other up with vanity awards…

Well no Idea I was going to write this much…but it was fun and my first write of the day…pleased to meet a fellow writer..have a great Sunday!!!!

Oh Ps…planning on chasing the Sun by moving to Maui..Portland is lets say..well the fact that I,m using a Happy Light every dark and cloudy morning here says it all…but I still ride out to the desert for my sanity:0)

Cheers Mike :0)


mikeq107 4 years ago

Woops sorry think I was having a pro with my browser...how many times did you get that short comment LOL...my Bad!!!


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Only two, but not a problem. I deleted the duplicate. :-) Writing your first thoughts in the morning before they can be contaminated by the views of others...that's a new one for me. I'll have to try that, although the first several lines would be repeats of "Caffeine. Need. Caffeine. Now."!

As for Portland, my #3 daughter lived there for a year and I thought she was exaggerating when she said any time the sun came out, everybody dropped whatever they were doing and ran outside to "bask" in the rays. Then I heard the same thing from other Portlanders, current and former. Seattle reportedly shares the same lack of sunshine, so neither place is on my "future moves" list! Living next to a Happy Light is not my idea of "living". ;D


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Hi Jamie , you have covered a great subject here ! For me , an untrained writer , that voice has its own way all too often , I find that I actually have to reign it in occasionaly. Kind of hard for a married man to 'turn lose the dogs ' of writing!Especially in poetry ! Very awesome and interesting hub!.....:-}


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

ahorseback, thanks for the kudos! You don't say exactly why you feel it's occasionally necessary to "reign in" your writer's voice. Finding that voice usually involves "turning loose the dogs" and then going wherever they take you. And for the record, very few hubbers at Hubpages are "trained" in any formal sense. Same for most of the greatest writers down through history. They simply had something to say and said it! ;D


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Yes , your right! Jama I have a pretty active imagination and in writing poeticly it can often find its own voice , maybe I should just turn it lose!.lol....The consevative influences om me I suppose !


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

ahoreback, I know from personal experience it's those "conservative influences" that stifle the creative juices and cause writer's block! ;D


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I do believe we may be kindred spirits. I have written several times about my love of cemeteries and I love old pictures from the 1800's and articles about finding your writer's voice. Excellent hub, one I warmed to immediately. By the way, I think you are an excellent writer with an engaging voice.


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Thank you, Bill (she says, blushing). I believe I've read your cemetery hubs, but just in case memory is only serving appetizers and not a full meal, I'll be over to look at them! ;D


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cashmere 4 years ago from India

I think you have found your writer's voice just fine! It is interesting to read about your journey as a writer. I don't know why we think Serious is good, but its a mistake we all grow out of :)


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Thank you, cashmere! I totally agree that "serious is good, but a mistake we all grow out of"! ;D


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Sparrowlet 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Wonderful hub! Witty and thought-provoking. I am still finding my "voice", I think. Need to start thinking out of the box!


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

Thanks, Sparrowlet! Thinking outside the box is scary at first, but once you get the hang of it the results can be nothing short of AMAZING! Good luck! ;D


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I also started from scatch and taught myself how to do websites. My website is still up and I think I did it in 1997. I am not the writer that you are and don't have your kind of humor. I wish I did, but I do enjoy doing hubs. They may be a little flaky with many mistakes, but I still love doing them.

Enjoyed your hub voted up.


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

moonlake, wow! I'll have to check out your website! I did my first sites in 1996, but they were only up for a couple of years. I simply lost the desire to do them.

As for your talents as a writer, granted we don't have the same style, but *I* think you're every bit as good as I am! So there! (-:


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Lady Guinevere 4 years ago from West Virginia

Erotic, fun and informative with lots of helps in writing. So refreshing there you are! I loved this hub and I know you found your voice! Of course I am going to promote this. Voted up and lots of other things!


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma Author

LG, thanks for the kudos! I got an email notification that you promoted this hub on FB, but I haven't been there yet to say "Thanks!" so I say it here instead. THANKS!!! ;D


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Lady Guinevere 4 years ago from West Virginia

You are welcome and glad to do it.

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