*squee* I was out stumbling around the blogosphere and I found
Let me break it down for you. Finding this discussion was the equivalent of going for a walk after a rain and having a leprechaun jump out and offer up a pot of gold. No chasing him for miles through the mud, no threats to hand it over or else, just BOOM, here's your gold and have a nice day.
This post offers some serious goodies for writers in the comment section, namely an open, frank conversation on what voice is, what it isn't and how to find it.
One commenter suggests that the writers' voices you enjoy most are likely the ones closest to your OWN voice, and the reason you're drawn to their work in the first place. Another talks about how important it is to not censor yourself, or hold back because of rules or the market or anything else--to write the same way you think. This reminded me a bit of the post I did eons ago on RISK.
If you struggle with voice at all, make the time to read this. I'll say it again, People--THE COMMENT SECTION IS PURE GOLD.