If there’s one thing that will rob you of your writing voice before you even get started it’s your teacher voice.
You know the one – the voice that complains about how that sentence structure is off, or that comma is in the wrong place or that metaphor is way off base.
Have you ever participated in Five Minute Friday? What’s your favorite part about it?
I haven't but will tomorrow, because I definitely know that voice. For me the death nail for taking pride in writing was college. Previously I had gotten enough reinforcement and decent enough grades to still take enjoyment in writing though no longer thinking that should be a career focus. However my freshman year English teacher was so critical, and 'concerned' about my ability to write at a college-level it made me doubt everything I had ever thought about my ability with the written word. Doubts that still follow me to this day.
See you tomorrow.