Sunday, February 14, 2016
Don't do an Adele
They warble, they croon. They want to sound like Adele. It's not enjoyable to listen to and I want them to stop. I want them to find their own voice and sing as themselves.
In my writing, I know that I've been guilty in the past of wanting to sing like Adele, in a literary sense. I've wanted to write like Margaret Atwood and have, to that end, even tried. I've failed miserably at it in much the same way the wanna-be singers on the telly shows fail.
But I know now that the only way to forge forward with my writing is to write as myself.
I've found my own style.
I've found my own voice.
Deirdre: A Life on Coronation Street - official ITV tribute to a soap icon. Available here.
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