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I’ve always been puzzled by the idea of a single authorial voice (as puzzled as I am by the idea of a stable identity).
The usual things: read a lot, go to workshops, join a writers group, find a writing buddy of a similar level, and attend an Arvon course if you can. I would also say keep playing and experimenting and understand what it is you want to do with your writing.
“Play. Experiment. Never get comfortable. If it starts to feel like purely work, stop. There is enough poetry in the world.”
Just don’t think about success, about what you’re writing as a book even – it’s just some written down words, keep it there for as long as possible and focus on the writing.
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