Finding a Voice

For quite a few years now I have struggled with blogging. I discovered, the more I spoke to other people, that I didn’t have so much to say. I didn’t have a voice. I wanted to say ‘something’, but it was a very nebulous something that didn’t have any words attached to it.

I recently had several discussions with a writer friend, JC Cassels, and this blog is the result. I still struggle to find words, but it’s getting easier.

In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard. – John Grisham

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About Laurel C Kriegler

A born and bred South African, I was educated at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, where I graduated with an Honours Degree (post-graduate) in Economics at the end of 2001. After spending several years gaining work experience in the UK, I returned to South Africa to get married. It was during the ensuing period that my pursuits of writing and editing took hold.
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7 Responses to Finding a Voice

  1. jccassels says:

    Everyone has a story. No one can tell your story the way you can. Celebrate your voice, Laurel. It’s beautiful.

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  2. Becky says:

    Many people worry about holding conversation and saying ‘something’, but really it’s better to be interested than interesting. Anyone can talk but it takes real skill to listen.

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  3. jmpadoc says:

    From the few blog posts of yours that I’ve read, I can tell you have a wonderful voice. I do think finding one’s voice is the proverbial journey, not the destination. Enjoy the journey. 🙂

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  4. L. Palmer says:

    I was surprised, after I began blogging, to see how much my writing voice has grown and developed. It is slightly different than my ‘fiction’ voice, due to the different purposes. Both are who I am, and both are fun to jump back and forth from. Good luck on your journey.

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    • Thanks for commenting! I do think that one’s voice can even change from post to post. I think my issue is, in part, a combat between feeling that I should be “focussing on a topic” and “being able to blog about anything in an engaging way”. Ah well, practice build experience (I don’t think “makes perfect” is relevant in this case).

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