Sunday, August 2, 2009

*Throat Clearing Sound*

That last post took a lot longer than I expected, and it's not because I wasn't sure what I wanted to talk about.

I've barely started to write this blog, but I'm starting to truly understand what it means to have one's own "voice" in writing. Subconsciously, it seems that what I'm really trying to do is imitate and synthesize the voice of writers I like, such as David Sedaris or David Foster Wallace. No wonder it's taking me so long to write my posts.

Ultimately, then, I'll have to find my own voice. I don't know how that's going to happen, or how I'll even be able to tell (do fish know they swim in water?), but my hope is that things will become clearer as I keep this up.

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