Some writing advice from a reader
First off, let me say this: I know I’m not a writer. I mean, I write stuff and put it online, but anybody can do that. It doesn’t make you a writer, just like uploading a video to YouTube doesn’t make you a filmmaker.
(No offense, Jeff Goins.)
But I read a lot- books, magazines, blogs, news sites, interesting articles. I wouldn’t say I’m an “avid” reader, but probably not far from it. So, as a reader, can I offer some advice to anybody who’s writing stuff in hopes that someone will read it?
Write in your own voice.
When you write something, it should sound like it came from you. It should sound like something you would say, with your tone, in words that you would use.
Don’t try to be someone you’re not. In the words of the great author/poet, Theodor Geisel (AKA, Dr. Seuss):
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
So be that.