In every writer there lurks a singer. It’s that voice you had before you ever spoke. One so natural, it was spectacular–full of innate operatic ability. I remember my daughter at nine months gripping the rails of her crib and belting out a wail that shook the neighborhood. Her voice had an authority you couldn’t ignore. Fists red, eyes clenched, she cried with an all-consuming bodily passion, worthy of a diva.
Finding Your Writer’s Voice by Thaisa Frank & Dorothy Wall
To tell you this story, I needed to use my voice. Watch the video and I’ll sing for you.
A few things fascinate me about that story.
Both voices were mine. But only one was deep and powerful.
I needed someone else to give me direction in calling out my powerful voice. My vocal coach knew I had more in me, and knew how to free that strength.
You may not hear too much difference in the voices. But I can feel the difference profoundly. The first is pinched and feeble, the second is delicious, like melted chocolate.
Your voice is vital for reaching out to your audience and your clients, and it’s just as vital for setting boundaries, announcing goals, and laying claim to your identity (my Map Your Artistic DNA course ends next week with a live call so the participants can declare themselves in their own voices).
This week, my friend Abby Kerr is releasing a product called Freeing the Voice of Your Business (that’s an affiliate link, because I’m a believer).
Freeing the Voice of Your Business will be released this Thursday, June 16th.
Sign up here for Abby’s Inklings e-newsletter to get a nudge when it’s ready. Even better, get on her advance list Covered In Ink for a discount price.
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