That’s a great topic, Feima. The best thing I’ve learned about writing voice lately is something that Neil Gaiman said:

“After you’ve written 10,000 words, 30,000 words, 60,000 words, 150,000 words, a million words, you will have your voice, because your voice is the stuff you can’t help doing.”

[Point #8 in this story about Neil Gaiman’s tips talks more about that.]

I’ve been thinking about that quote a lot, and it rings true for me. The more I’ve written, the more I’ve stumbled upon my voice. Looking back at my old Medium stories, my voice fluctuated a lot, but it’s become a bit more consistent now that I’ve been writing for longer.

It’s natural for any writer to play around with their voice for awhile, then each of us eventually settles into something that feels natural for us.

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