How to find your voice

And there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own.” — Mary Oliver In my workshops for new writers, we often discuss the importance of finding or developing a “voice.” As William Zinsser points out, it’s as simple (or as difficult) as this: Your voice is who you are. Early on, most […]

“Now I Become Myself”

I have been dissolved and shaken / Worn other people’s faces” — May Sarton My early introduction to May Sarton‘s work was through her diary, Journal of a Solitude. I was new to personal writing at the time, and I admired how Sarton gracefully shared her private and public worlds — her beloved garden; domestic […]