Here is a little piece that you don’t hear much about in writing – your voice.
What is “your voice?” you may ask.
Well, those words are used to describe the style of your writing, the little quirks, sayings, grammar style that you have that is different (or maybe similar) to other writers.
Some “voices” are very distinctive: Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut are two authors that come to my mind.
Now, just because you use a particular voice in one story, you can’t use a different voice in a new story, but there is probably one style that you are most comfortable writing in – your style.
Check out what Joe Bunting and Ted Dekker say about finding your voice.
p.s. I small but important thing to remember – if you have a book you want someone to edit. If you have a particular thing (short sentences, capital letters where there might not normally be…), let you editor know ahead of time. It will save you the aggravation of changing back all those things they thought was grammatically incorrect but was really just your style/voice. It will also save the editor time. A win-win!