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Voice and Fear

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Writer's, especially beginning writers, frequently want to know what voice is all about. What's my voice? How do I find my voice? How will I know it when I see it? Anyone who has written for awhile can tell you that voice is not something you discover right away. You have to write, alot! Even though I have a three book series contracted with the first one to be released in May, I'm still finding and defining my voice.

My hubby and I finally made it out this past Saturday to see The King's Speech. Everyone must have gone to the movies Saturday since it was Valentine's Day weekend. We had to sit in the second row from the front and I almost left during the previews because it was uncomfortably close. I'm so glad I stayed. If you haven't seen the movie yet, please go see it before it leaves the theaters. There's nothing like that big screen. I'd already preordered the movie on DVD even before we went to see it because everyone said it was so good.

If you are not a writer this movie may be a motivator for overcoming something you fear. If you are a writer this movie might just help you find your voice. You will find it through the courage to seek it. I can't help but think of Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. I don't think this is easy. True seeking and knocking is a process and one that doesn't usually lead to the door opening fast or easily. And then sometimes we still need the courage to walk through the open door.

Did you see The King's Speech? What gives you the courage to face your fears and walk through the open door?


  1. Jilly,
    I'm going Thursday after work. The King's Speech was here and gone...and then, they brought it back! Hurray!

    I'll have to report back, later.

  2. You better go ahead and order it on DVD Deb because you're going to love it! Report back later. :)

  3. We just saw it this weekend! LOVED it! I was afraid the stuttering would bother me but it was about so much more than that! ANd yes, it encouraged me that I have a voice and I need to find a way to share better. I am speaking at my first conference in a few weeks and it even helped with my fears that way.

  4. Terri, I'm so glad you saw it. I just thought it was so wonderful. I can't wait to watch it over and over again on DVD. I know some folks can't stand doing that, but heck, I still watch Pride and Predjudice, Frequency, You've Got Mail and many others again and again. This will just be my newest.:)