So how did I apply the mechanics of the shoe to writing? Ever writer has a voice in which they share their ideas, whether that be through poetry or prose. Some would call it a person's writing style but I prefer to call it a writing voice. No one can tell you what you voice is like and it doesn't appear on demand once you begin the road to being a writer. You alone must spend the large amount of time strengthening your voice. It's frustrating.
The worst mistake a new writer can make is copy another writer's unique style. It doesn't work because that's not their voice. In the end they just mix up their writing into gibberish and their writing was worse than it was before. Studying another author's voice and mimicking it are two separate things. So like the way the shoe conforms to the natural shape of the foot so must a person's writing conform to their natural style and not someone else's.
Have you ever mimicked another author's voice? How did that go? Have you ever worn these strange shoes with toes? My next post is going to be my 50th post. Are there any ideas of something special I can do?