Finding your voice: The art of going too far

We hear it all the time. “Writing fiction is about finding your voice.” “That author has a wonderful voice.” “The Voice is a television show that I don’t watch.” Okay, that last one was mostly said by me.

However, if you search for a solid definition of “voice,” it’s hard to pinpoint the exact meaning. Defining “voice” can be the snipe hunt of writing about writing. Even more elusive are…