I think a writer's voice changes over time, sometimes just subtly. I'm pretty happy with the way Crossbow sounds like a story I might tell orally.
That said, I think different characters require us to be ready and willing to alter our voices. I'm a firm believer in listening to the way people talk, and often use those voices in my work, as well.
The voices in my head, well, that's another story.
I think as a writer, finding your voice is something you always have to strive for. Sometimes it can get scary when you put yourself deep inside a character or the story gets to close to home. But I also think, that's when you create an intimacy with the reader.
Yes i do. I believe I cannot write without my voice infusing my writing from beginning to end. I am a very jaded man on how i see the world works. It has an edge to to it that leans toward a i don't give a fuck for anything! In my writing i come against that point of view with every erg of my being. it is a cursed conciousness that needs to be wiped out!
Voice changes with age and experience.
I don't think anybody really finds "their voice". Our thoughts are constantly evolving and the voice will always change.
As far as my writing style, I have found it. I know the pace in which I like to tell a story and how to get the tone right, but I am always reading anything I can get my hands on to improve on my skills. I believe writers should never stop learning and growing.
I think that the inner voice leading us all to write is "the voice" we follow, but like ourselves, it changes over time...thus we ARE always searching, but the search will never end!
I think that is something you are always searching for. I think you find a path which will eventually lead you to your 'voice'
Iíve been lucky about my writing voice. Even before I knew what I was doing, people in the business complimented me on my voice. They may have bombed me for something else, but they liked the voice. I let Sam Jenkins do the narrative as I would speak. It comes out naturally.
For now, my voice appears to be writing about animals. See, I told you the novel I loved at thirteen was tucked away.
I think voices change with the pieces you write.
I'm still searching for it, I have a long way to go yet so there's a lot I haven't discovered.
That is a tough question. I think each of my novels carries my voice, but I'm not sure my voice is fully developed. I think it will be a work in progress for a while.
To an extent, I believe I have. I tinkered with my style for years in an effort to find what I felt was an exciting yet realistic style of storytelling. I think I've got that down now.
Of course, there is always room for improvement. When I was a teenager, I used to think that once I "knew how to write" that all my books would be perfect and I'd barely ever need an editor. Fifteen years later, I now know that I'll never be done learning. And I'm okay with that!
Yep! Found my voice! Both verbally and in writing!