Finding My Voice


November 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

  Finding My Voice: Kylie Kaden Having winged my first book (and most of my second), I feel a tad unqualified to talk about finding a writer’s voice.  It sounds hard. Like a windswept, uphill adventure involving a hip-flask and walking stick.  But I travelled no such voyage.   For me, [...]

FINDING MY VOICE: Sarah Mayberry

November 21, 2014 // 8 Comments

  Finding My Voice: Sarah Mayberry I always knew I wanted to be a writer. I used to “borrow” paper from kindergarten, fold it in half and staple it down the spine, then fill the pages with words and illustrations. (My Mum’s favorite is the one where a bowl of fruit – illustrated [...]


November 14, 2014 // 3 Comments

  FINDING MY VOICE: Amanda Mackey I found my writing voice early on through poetry. It wasn’t until some ten years later that I would write my first novel. It would be a further 16 years until I self-published that first novel. I tried the traditional approach of sending my unsolicited [...]


November 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

    Finding My Voice: Carla Caruso When I say I wanted to be a novelist since I was four, I’m not kidding! I used to annoy the kindergarten teachers by dictating long, detailed stories to them. And one of my most painful childhood memories is of my mum ripping up some hand-written [...]

FINDING MY VOICE: Constance Masters

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Finding My Voice: Constance Masters   I believe I found my voice very early in life. In fact it was said when I was little that I never stopped talking. It was hard, with two sisters and a brother and my grandparents living with us it was not always easy to get a word in, particularly [...]

FINDING MY VOICE: Melanie Milburne

October 24, 2014 // 8 Comments

  Finding My Voice: Melanie Milburne When I started writing I had no idea what an author’s voice was or whether I had one. Apparently I had as for each of my five excruciatingly painful rejections the message I kept getting was “you have a strong and distinctive author’s voice”.  [...]


October 17, 2014 // 2 Comments

  Finding My Voice: Tamara Gill I suppose I’ve always loved writing and creating stories, but just didn’t realize what I could do with that love until many years later in life. I remember at school writing plays during lesson time and making my classmates act them out at lunch. But things [...]

FINDING MY VOICE: Louise Forster

October 10, 2014 // 6 Comments

  Finding My Voice: Louise Forster   Too many years ago, I started writing children’s books and had them edited by freelance editor, Danielle Ellis. She enjoyed them, said they were good and worth pursuing to find a publisher. I fixed the edits, put a package together and sent them off. [...]


September 26, 2014 // 3 Comments

    Finding My Voice: H.C. Brown For me as a writer who runs the gambit of multiple genres, finding my voice is rather finding the voice for current work in progress. When I started writing, I had no idea of correct style or voice but wrote a story and won a prize. I joined RWA and found [...]

FINDING MY VOICE: Heather Garside

September 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

    Finding My Voice: Heather Garside I started writing my first novel many years ago, when I was only a teenager. I had never heard of such a thing as ‘voice’. Other novels became my how-to manuals and I studied my favourites to assist me with issues such as dialogue and speech tags. [...]