Discovering Your Writing Voice: Overcoming Self-Doubt and Finding Your Style

Season 1, Episode 5,   Apr 02, 2023, 11:01 PM

Understanding our writer’s voice in non-fiction can feel tricky. We want to sound as though we know what we’re talking about, but with that comes the risk of sounding a little dull or dry. 

After all, when reading your favourite business or non-fiction books, one of the things that keep you turning the pages is the author’s voice, right? So when writing your book, you’ll want to be sure you’re sharing your unique writing voice too. 

But how do you do it? How can you sound like…well…yourself? Throughout this episode, I’ll share seven simple ways to discover your writing voice, so you feel confident your readers will keep turning the pages of your book.

You’ll learn:

  • How a simple personality exercise can help find the differences and similarities between your everyday voice and your writing voice

  • A tool you can use that doesn’t require any writing at all - and we’ve all got easy access to it!

  • Simple yet crucial research to help you sound more like yourself and less like an imitation of other authors - no matter how incredible they may be - and why I think it’s perfectly acceptable to write how you speak.

Remember, your writing voice is your personality on paper. Don’t try to squash it or hide it away - embrace it and let it shine through for your audience to see. It will keep them coming back for more.

I hope you enjoy this episode! 

Further resources:

  • You can read more about establishing good writing habits in this blog post.

  • Buy a copy of Julia Cameron’s book - The Artist’s Way - here and learn more about Morning Pages.

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Steph’s books:

  • Dare to Write: How to Write a Non-Fiction Book to Grow Your Business - Amazon
  • Dare to Write: How to Write a Non-Fiction Book to Grow Your Business - CHW website

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