Harness those 5 voices, and you will be the best author you can imagine: make sure to use at least 3 of them in each of the content you create.

Photo by Larisa Birta on Unsplash
Photo by Larisa Birta on Unsplash

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”

― Nikola Tesla

What are your tips for excellent writing?

How are you using more voices to create symphonies?

Are you letting other voices speak for you?

Each time I speak to myself, which happens often, I can hear my voice inside my head.

Can you hear the voice inside your head?

Can you see your thoughts in your mind?

Often when we write, we only use one tone color when it comes to our voice.

Yes, we are all using one monotone voice. And we wonder why nobody is consuming our art.

Yes, some artists can sell one canvas of monochromatic color for a huge amount of money.

Yet, we need to use a rainbow of voices for the rest of us if we want our art to resonate more with our audience.

This article will explore the 5 types of voices that we have to use to make our writing more dynamic.

Like we will never listen to a piano song with one note, we cannot expect people to consume our monotone voice.

We will need to tell our stories or write some speeches for our loved ones at some point in our lives.

Telling stories worth listening to is not only reserved to writers, scriptwriters, or TED Talks speakers.

We can all harness the power of making our stories music to the ears of our audience.

Here are the 5 types of voices that are used in every story you ever heard:

  • Our own voice,
  • Straight talk,
  • Poetic style,
  • Rhythmic voice,
  • Stream of consciousness.

If you think of any other voice, please let me know. I have been looking for that sixth voice like my sixth sense.

OUR OWN VOICE — We all love to hear one voice. It is the best music to our ears. Yet we often forget that our audience is not in our head.

Each of us has a voice that we love to hear.

Often we write in our own voice. As a result, we may wonder why other people are not resonating with our work.

The answer is simple: we all sing a different voice, our own.

Writing in our own voice is great if used with other voices.

STRAIGHT TALK — As we commonly call it is “chit chat/small talk.” We are not all comfortable with this form of writing.

Yet it is compelling to connect with people in our lives.

When we are on a date, we use small talk.

At social gatherings, we chit-chat.

We are eager to do straight talk with friends and family to tell what happened to us.

Straight talk is a great way to apply the cardinal rule of writing: “Show, don’t tell.

Make sure to include dialogues, flashbacks, use other characters in your story in straight talk to add exposition.

POETIC STYLE — This is the voice of the poet in our writing. When writing, we often use metaphors and other figures of speech.

We don’t need to be writing poems to use rimes. It is efficient and does not cost a dime.

Shine with our minds, we can, with our poetic style.

We can elevate our writing and embark people on a journey before their screens.

We need to master some figures of speech and make sure to let the poet from within take the front stage of our writing, now and then.

RHYTHMIC VOICE — This voice is the preferred one by politicians and preachers. We can use repetition to give another dimension to our stories.

We can use the exact words at the beginning of some of our sentences.

We can repeat our own voice to try to emphasize our point, again and again.

We can create a sophisticated symphony to enter a trance with our audience.

We can pinpoint some of the speeches that have moved us and moved us from pain to pleasure.

We all have a dream. We have been to the other side. We have seen the cold steam.

We can stream that drumbeat into a hit to our audience’s ears.

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS — This last voice is the chaotic voice. It is the voice of the universe.

It is the voice of chaos in a world that strives for order.

The stream of consciousness is the liberation of all of our linear thinking to embrace the curves of our subconscious writing.

The voice we are talking about here is free of any chains. It shatters all dogmas.

It flows freely in the air like a candle in the wind.

The stream we are talking about builds its route from our flow.

We live it to the subconscious driver to navigate our conscious words.

This last voice is the voice of the flow, unconstrained.

In summary, we have to use the five voices below as the lines of a symphony:

  • Our own voice,
  • Straight talk,
  • Poetic style,
  • Rhythmic voice,
  • Stream of consciousness.

Only then can we sing words worth listening to. People will catch themselves humming our stories in their showers like a symphony.

Only then can the children of our grandchildren or some strangers from a distant future be able to consume our vibrations.

Because the universe is music, and its symphony vibrates to infinity and beyond.

We have to make sure that we are not making our craft monotonous with only one strike of color: the one through which we experience the world.

If we want people to dance, we have to ensure that our craft has more than just our voice.

We need to paint a vivid universe in the minds of our readers and spectators.

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