The Writer’s Voice

I’ve only recently begun to understand that writing in different styles and genres doesn’t really change my voice as a writer. It can’t. Your voice is your world view. How you see the internal debate of the script is only part of it.  Your voice is craft. It’s honesty, power, vulnerability and desire.

After watching the CTG production of Waiting for Godot (pretty darn good) and The Edge of Heaven (2007), I’m struck by how the intelligence behind the words is always present. Becoming a better artist certainly doesn’t make you a better human being but it has to mean that you understand the world more clearly, and I would argue, can communicate it more simply and richly.

Cheers to everyone else on the journey.

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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