The title needs work. Perhaps…
Write from the heart, a kick in the pants.
Just write: finding the best “fit” for your writing voice.
Words that fit.
Nope. Still needs work. I’m better at puns than I am at titles. Please don’t let my horrible titles make you miss the point, because it’s a good one.
Finding your voice as a writer is all about finding the right pair of pants.
The wrong pants don’t do us any favors.
I happen to adore the way patterned wide-legged palazzo pants look in a magazine. They’ve been popular off and on since I was a little girl, and I’ve always thought they were glamorous and rather movie-star like.
Unfortunately, they look horrible on me. I’ve owned a few pair and my husband always hates them. He calls them “clown pants.” After a good long critical look in the mirror, I was forced to agree. Anything wider than a boot-cut just doesn’t flatter my figure.
It was true when I was a size 8 AND when I was a size 28. It’s been true in every size in between. On me, they look like clown pants.
I’ve come to terms with the idea of never wearing palazzo pants.
In much the same way, I’ve made peace with bossy britches, crabby pants, grouchy pants, and cranky pants. If they aren’t flattering, I shouldn’t wear them.
While I’m at it, I’ve categorically rejected pajama jeans. Do I really need to explain why?
The right pants matter.
I’ve also got room for fancy pants and smarty pants when the occasion fits.
Finding your voice as a writer is like finding the perfect pair of jeans.
If you’ve ever searched for the perfect pair of jeans, you know how hard that can be.
But if you’ve ever FOUND that perfect pair of jeans, you know they can be life changing. They’re worth the effort.
If you’ve ever searched for your writing voice, you know how hard it can be. You know how many different voices you try on that don’t fit or flatter. You know the agony of finding something that “fits” but is impractical or uncomfortable.
What I’m hoping is that when you find your perfect writing voice, it’s life changing and worth the effort.
Until then, just keep trying on another pair of pants.