I guess despite the title I thought this would be a mostly comedic book about writing and drinking, not necessarily in that order.
It was more of a very personal and perceptive self-help book for writers. It’s also a really funny book about writing and drinking, not necessarily in that order
Go take a sip at: http://writingismydrink.com/
When I first read about finding your voice as a writer, I was all, pish posh, don’t be silly. My problem isn’t finding my voice as a writer, mostly it’s about subduing it.
Then I did a few of the writing exercises at the end of each chapter.
Hmmm, my voice as a writer might be more absent than I realized. Considering my tagline starts with the words, Vague Meanderings it probably shouldn’t have been a shock .
Intrigued, I did a few more exercises in this boot camp for writers.
My voice wasn’t the problem, it was not letting my voice go out to play.
When I was young – I maybe I don’t have to add this part, but here goes, and stupid I said anything that popped into my head. I wrote anything that popped into my head. When I was a writer and editor years ago I was told by a writer I needed an editor. I did. Or maybe I didn’t. Maybe having that uncensored voice made me a better writer.
I’m no longer young, hopefully slightly less stupid, and I have a child. I learned to censor myself, to a large degree for him.
Now I’m in the habit of censoring myself, editing myself, and it stifles the writing process.
I agree with the title completely. Writing gives me a buzz.
It’s not so much that I’m a writer, or an author, or an artist, just a compulsive putting words into print person.
I could no sooner stop writing than breathing.
So how am I going to unchain my inner voice and let her loose upon the world?
I don’t know, but it might be a lot of fun trying.