How to find your writing “voice.”

Introducing The Long Conversation: The Newsletter

Photo illustration based on the 1963 film, "Bye Bye Birdie"

“Reality is a sound, you have to tune in to it not just keep yelling.”

Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red


Hello, listeners! It’s been a while. I’m excited to announce a new component to TLC that I’ve been gearing up for: The Long Conversation: The Newsletter! 

Each Monday you’ll get my answer to a question in writing, reading, and editing, plus writing exercises and prompts, tips and ruminations. Check out the end of this post to submit questions for me to answer! This week’s question comes from a member of our subscriber Discord community.

Ellen asks: What is “voice” in writing, and how do I find mine? Thanks for asking, Ellen! This is one of the most common questions I get from active and aspiring writers alike, so let’s dive in and start from the top:

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