Finding a Writing Voice That Fits

You Have More Than One “Authentic” Voice

person trying on sandals, sneakers, and dress shoes
person trying on sandals, sneakers, and dress shoes

Does the Shoe Fit?

A muddy, well-used pair of hiking boots
A muddy, well-used pair of hiking boots

Try On Another Pair of Shoes

red high-top sneakers
red high-top sneakers

How Does Your Writing Change?

When you do this, notice what’s different about the way you write for this other audience.

  • Are your sentences shorter? Longer?
  • What about paragraph length? Does that change?
  • Do you search out analogies or metaphors to earn attention?

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Find advice on tone and style in Writing to Be Understood or in my upcoming book Get the Word Out.

Author, Writing Coach: Writing about Marketing, Technology, and Writing Itself (very meta). AnneJanzer.com

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