Advice for Creatives no. 2 | Talk about the things you love.

Talk about the things you love

Talk about the things you love. Your voice will follow.

There is a lot of writing across the internet about how to find your voice, and this applies to a variety of creative endeavors, not just writing voice or speaking voice. It’s also about finding your style, your unique POV, which – just writing those words “unique POV” make me cringe. There’s too much pressure on this thing called unique voice, and then you try really hard to find it. It’s the same icky feeling I had when I was twenty years old at my first career networking event, and trying too hard to prove myself. Someone wise told me that to be interesting, I needed to be interested. The same goes for creative work.

Original source: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

“We’re always being told find your voice. When I was younger, I never really knew what this meant. I used to worry a lot about voice, wondering if I had my own. But now I realize that the only way to find your voice is to use it. It’s hardwired, built into you. Talk about the things you love. Your voice will follow.”

–Austin Kleon (Show Your Work, page 21)