How to Find Your True Writer’s Voice

Your true writer’s voice is made up of your personality, and your personality exists on three particular planes of existence

William Ballard, MBA
5 min readSep 29, 2021


I’ll be honest with you, I get hundreds of emails from newbie writers asking how to find their “true writer’s voice.” They want to know if their writer’s voice is supposed to be the same as their speaking voice, or is it something completely different?

I always answer in the following way

“In some respects, they are the same. However, the truth of the matter is: Not everyone has even mastered the art of their ‘true speaking voice.’ Forget their writer’s voice.”

You see, the way we communicate — regardless of what medium we use (speaking or writing) — requires a full understanding of our true personality. In other words, your “true voice” is nothing more than an extension of your true self.

With that said, to develop your “true writer’s voice,” you must first understand that we are talking about your personality, and that your personality exists on three particular planes of existence.

  1. Cognitive
  2. Emotional
  3. Physiological

When each of these three planes of your personality work in harmony, or in concert with each other, your true self, or your true voice comes out.

In fact, when all three of these plains of existence are in perfect alignment, we tell the truth. When they do not, our ability to communicate breaks down and becomes ineffective. In essence, we lie.

Where Our True Voice Comes From

To understand this better, you must keep in mind that you are living simultaneously on three distinct planes of existence all of which are happening at the same time.

You are a spiritual being living in a physical body. You don’t have a soul; you are a soul. You don’t “see” with your eyes, you look “through” your eyes.

And you are not a physical being that has a spiritual experience from time to time, you are a…



William Ballard, MBA

Business coach, marketing consultant, and creative entrepreneur. I help writers get their work noticed and get paid what they are worth: