Authentically you: develop your voice
Your anxiety will fade, once you trust yourself enough to tune out the chattering voices in your head, which say things like: “You can’t do this”/ “this won’t sell”/ “I don’t know how to write this”… and on, and on. Every writer has an inner editor, or a bunch of them.
How do you silence them?
You can’t. They’re YOU. You can only tune them out, by focusing on something else. I discovered cluster diagrams courtesy of Gabriele Rico around 30 years ago. Cluster diagrams are wonderful to help you to focus and tune out your inner editor.
Cluster diagrams can do much more too. It was only a couple of years ago that I discovered something intriguing about clusters: they help you to develop your voice.
Your voice is basically just the way you write. You’ve got a voice, every writer does. However, chances are that you’re stifling your authentic voice – you’re trying to “write”. When you stop trying, your voice will shine through.