As a new writer, I was so eager to develop my style… because I thought I had none. Actually, I did, and so do you. Style is nothing more than how you phrase your thoughts and how you express your character’s dialogue. In essence, your style is you—how you talk, how you perceive things, how your mind processes thoughts and spits them out on paper.
Your writing style will develop itself. As a young writer, it doesn’t matter if your stories are good or not. You’re developing your style! You’re learning how to string words together in the way that typifies you best. Eventually, you’ll borrow a little from this author and a little from that, and you’ll spice the mix with your own experiences, concepts, and fantasies, and out will pop your very own style.
Can you change your writing style? *answers hesitantly* Yesss… if you want to bad enough, but first you must change your thinking and how you phrase things. To do that, choose authors that write somewhat alike and read every single thing they’ve written. Ultimately, your subconscious will pick up a portion of it and it will blend into your present style. Another method is to read a paragraph, look away and rewrite it in your own words, then look back and compare.
Don’t be afraid of losing yourself in someone else’s style because no two people think exactly alike. Your writing style will always be you. For a FREE writing evaluation and more hot writing tips, check us out at http://www.creativewritinginstitute.com