A must read for writers.
Voice, it seems, is the new buzz word. I’m hearing it at conventions, seeing it on-line. In a world where no story is new, perhaps voice is the critical distinguishing element, then?
Read it. Few words. Big thoughts. Below is a clip that captures the spirit.
"My advice to you, and I assume my audience to be entrepreneurs whose ventures can be very loosely defined, is this: spend more time understanding your voice, and shape your venture to fit. Don’t pursue great wealth, or fame, or arbitrary measures that are beyond your control. Instead of launching an inauthentic business to capture a momentary business pocket; focus instead on recognizing what you’re good at, what you care about, and what you can deliver, and then adapt that to the world around you."
As writers, I think we can take this to mean don't worry about what you can't control. Use your time to hone your ability, to develop your voice, and understand how your voice fits into the world/market around you.