Bringing Your Voice to Life

Over the weekend, I attended a writer’s retreat and had the great good fortune of presenting a workshop entitled Bringing Your Voice to Life/Personal Publishing. In the workshop, I provided information on writing reviews and blogging.

  • What is your inspiration/motivation for writing reviews?
  • What do you want to convey in your writing/reviews?
  • Write the review that you would want to read.
  • Write what you know.
  • Read other’s reviews to get ideas for developing your own style but not to plagiarize.
  • Be honest and accurate in telling your story.
  • Research additional information on your subject – Google, Google, and Google again!
  • Don’t be afraid to walk away from your writing in order to get fresh ideas.
  • Don’t be afraid to invoke your voice but avoid I, Me, Me, I.
  • Using a few or many words to convey your message. What are the differences?
  • Always, always do spell and grammar checks. Use proper punctuation.
  • Meeting your deadlines – whether self-imposed or by publications.
  • Publish your work in several publications but don’t overkill.

3 Responses to “Bringing Your Voice to Life”

  1. ej says:

    What about using chalk? Or crayons?
    Just kidding.
    Are you going to get into the Nanowritemo? I think you should. It’d be good practice.

  2. Joey says:

    Was your presentation videotaped? Handouts?

  3. Bernard says:

    How about I just read your writing instead??

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