How to Write From Your Heart
Have you ever wondered why some authors seem to get more reaction from their writing than others? Do you also struggle as a writer to receive feedback, or even just to get a simple reaction from someone else about your writing?
One of the most important factors of your writing is your voice. Many writers find their own voice over time. In fact, that is how most find their writing voice, with many hours and years of continuous writing practice. If you are a beginning writer, it is possible you haven't yet developed your voice, and that's okay, too.
The most important key
A lot of writers struggle with finding their voice. The reality is, your writing voice is not something that you can force. It is something you simply have to allow to come forth through your writing, and this is why so many struggles with it.
The best way to develop your writing voice--the only way, really--is to write and write and write some more. The more you attempt to force a specific voice, the more frustrated you will become and the less your work will most likely be received by others.
Instead, schedule time every day to practice writing. Set writing goals for yourself. Most importantly, learn to write from your heart. When you set aside all the formulaic ideas of writing and just write, your voice will emerge from the shadows.
Yes, it is important to refine your writing skills and learn as much as you can about writing. In fact, you need to continue educating yourself and growing as a writer. But when you can learn to push everything aside and write from a place deep within yourself, you will begin to experience a greater response from what you write.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2010 Hope Wilbanks