So today is my first post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh.
It is a platform where writers can come together and express doubts/concerns and offer assistance/guidance… the ultimate writers' support structure.
I must be THE MOST insecure writer. Call me the quintessential insecure writer. I think this stems from the fact that I'm a "late bloomer". I crafted my very first fiction piece just about a year ago, at the ripe old age of 40-something-years… rather late, isn't it?
So here are a few questions that have been on my mind for some time…
~~ Is it normal procedure to write in your favourite reading genre? I have always been a reader of the mystery/suspense/thriller genre and imagined that that would be my writing genre. Recently, I discovered that some writers belong to a cross-genre group. What does that mean?
~~ In a nutshell, what is writing voice? What type of writing voice do I possess? Is there a readily recognisable voice for each writer? Can writing voice change over time or is writing voice like a fingerprint that cannot essentially be changed?
What makes things difficult for me, is that I'm not really a vocal type of person. I'm the go-quietly-about-your-business-and-sort-it-out-in-the-process kind of writer.
I'm also in need of assistance with regards to beta-readers/critique partner? It would be a mutual arrangement and I would be in it for the long haul… even though I haven't started a WIP. Not yet. Have a few ideas, though… well, more than a few…