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Impressions

Chameleon mode: activate. I study my favorite writers, deconstruct them, and write impressions of them, so you can better understand the science of voice. I challenge the notion that each person has a fixed voice that comes from within. Voices are like masks. Through embodying characters, you'll see which sides of them align with yourself. Imitate, and see what resonates.

☀️ David Whyte

Gravityis a word that all dreamers must be acquainted with. Let us ponder these two words: "gravity" and "dreams;" for they share the same ethereal quality, yet they are always in tension with one other. The dreamer casts their focus beyond the clouds, while gravity keeps everything on the ground.

🧿 Hunter S. Thompson

The epiphany of the “new year” hit me, as usual, three hours late. I’m always awake at midnight, but never conscious— I get caught up in written streams of glowing gibberish. The new year is a slow-moving tidal wave, and no one is spared as it rampages from time

🎙 The Science of Voice

Screw finding 30 ideas, I'll write ONE idea in 30 different ways. Sounds whacky... but there's a reason. Ideas & voice are separate writing skills. If you stop wrestling original ideas, you can learn to write better, faster... Blasphemy! Isn't "originality" the point? Isn't a cover band a pale imitation?