But your unique voice makes a difference
Writing has been around for at least 4000 years. Since the ancient Egyptians crafted their Symbology onto papyrus, a lot of things have changed.
The written word has survived centuries and decades. Yet, the individual message of each book is unique. Every writer words their statement differently. Famous writers make it to the top due to years of practice and repetition.
No wonder every new writer will refrain from referring to themselves as a “writer” for as long as possible. It seems the title alone bears considerable responsibility. Fear overcomes the writer when he thinks to himself:
“Will I ever become unique? How can I tell a story no one else has told before?”
We are deceived
Yet within this thought lies the error. For the writer is deceived; you are deceived. (Spoiler alert)
Whatever you write won’t be something brand new.
(Unless you just filed a patent or discovered mars.)
Your voice, however, is unique. In the same way, your intonation and tone differ from mine. Your writing voice is unparalleled. The creative thought process involved in writing will be different from person to person.
And for this very reason, writing appeals to me and you.
Our deception lasts only as long as we allow it to. Now is not the time to search for excuses. We have the right to call each other writers; let us not disappoint.
Your story is different
So it’s time to get real and down to business. Ignore advice on what to write about. Focus on your voice.
Three questions you can ask yourself in the process:
- Why would a reader want to read my story?
- What makes my article stand out from others?
- How can I motivate and inspire my reader?
Think about these three questions the next time you sit down to write. Your voice counts.
The world needs you as a writer.
So let’s start right now.