You can write about the same subject that another writer has in mind – it may even have the same general idea or number of points but in the end, it will still not be the same article. You have both gone through different experiences and have unique ways of bringing imagination to life, so your own “voice” defines you and sets you apart.
If you want to develop your unique voice, here are some essentials to keep in mind:
1. It’s all about passion.
How can you write about something you don’t even like at all and then expect people to read it? For some people, writing may be a swift way to earn big bucks but you cannot sustain your interest in producing good content if you don’t care about that genre. Inside your soul lies the unique voice that wants to be freed and be heard. Make every word count and soon you’ll draw readers to your own passion.
2. Honesty is the key to continuity.
Readers will find it hard to resist your charms when they feel that you have opened up your heart to them. When you strip all the lies and just express yourself, your true writing voice stands out. You become a breath of fresh air in the online atmosphere of deceiving facades, quick-rich scams, and mediocrity.
3. Visualize your audience.
You have to know who your readers are so you can write accordingly. Be simple but entertaining, interesting yet clear. It is much more appreciated when you write as if you are talking directly to them than just impressing them with your eloquence.
4. Love to read.
Unless you read a lot, it would be difficult to find your inner voice. Read anything and everything, even if it is not in the genre you love. Do not underestimate the valuable lessons or redeeming qualities that any article may possess. It is by reading that you will determine what works for you, how successful books fare against sloppy ones, and which specific stories feeds your passion.
5. Leave your comfort zone.
Your writing voice may be automatically set on specific themes or subjects, but it doesn’t mean you cannot venture out to the unknown and take risks. Your goal is not to switch your base audience, but to have fun and enhance your resourcefulness and flexibility.
6. Utilize your natural strengths.
If you do not want to be lost in unfamiliar niches, just continue writing the way you want it to be. If your readers can relate to what you are saying, you can maintain your credibility and they will express their loyalty. Your weaknesses and limitations should not stop you from polishing your writing strategies. Now, you are ready to flaunt your style and let your unique voice resound in the literary world.
Kristina Mills is a highly regarded direct response copywriter, marketing strategist, entrepreneur and success strategist having worked with and produced great results for some of Australia's most inspirational entrepreneurs, speakers, event companies, professional services firms, property companies, and internet entrepreneurs. She is the author of Invisible Genius Vol1 and 2, Freelance Copywriting Fast Track Course, Direct Mail Mastery, Web Copy Mastery, Invisible Genius Vol.1 and 2, Mortgage Broker Letters that Sell, Real Estate Letters that Sell, How to Create a Sales Explosion With Every Ad and Letter Your Write. To find out more about how Kristina can help you live your potential, arrange a free 15 minute phone chat.