The Authentic Voice

8 Jun

I heard about the authentic voice in an interview that Six Feet Under Allan Ball gave. He is an amazing screen writer a real talent, obviously, have you seen his work!? I suggest that you do if not. If one is looking for a door of inspiration watch his shows and movies.

 I am telling you him and his writing staff for that show really did bring something new, a legacy for television. Its about truth, how people act especially when it comes to the one thing our society ignores or makes into a fucking circus show : DEATH.


Anyway I’ll go on a rant about that subject later. But what I am here to tell you about is this discovery of the authentic voice that Alan Ball talked about.

What does it mean? Authentic voice? Yes we all have different vocal cords, all of us are unique snowflakes, or are we?

When it comes to writing, and maybe its the same for other creative endeavors, but in writing—I found that the process is one of self discovery.

The authentic voice, ones own view, and reaction to the world.

Writing is my way of expressing the reality of what I feel, my thoughts through a pen or a key board.

For awhile I was forcing out words. Crude ugly thoughts that weren’t really mine, because I did not feel anything for them.

It took years before I realized the way I see the world is unique, and I should document it, express it, love and appreciate it.

Whats your authentic voice?

Sensual? Hungry? Dark? Angry? Humorous?

Is there more? Yes.

Or maybe….there are some voices we can’t categorize, some voices that are simply new,

something the world has not seen,

but that others can cherish and even become motivated by.

Whats your authentic voice?

Are you true to you?

And what is you anyway?






9 Responses to “The Authentic Voice”

  1. Gina's Professions for PEACE June 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Excellent post! I adore the works of Alan Ball that I know so far, like Six Feet Under and American Beauty. Thank you so much for offering this thought-provoking piece for us all to contemplate our own authentic voice. Glad we found each other in the blogoshere, and am happy to follow and browse through, enjoying more of your writing. Cheers, Gina

    • cookie200007 June 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      Ah Gina you put a huge smile on my face literally! Thankyou so so much, you are very kind, And hope to keep you intrested–ah Six Feet Under–the best. Professions for Peace is inspiring me on the daily–have a wonderful day
      Tootaloo, Karina

  2. Worldly Winds June 11, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Six feet under was a classic!
    You totally hit the mail on the head about our own perspectives being unique. I think my voice is dark and soulful. It stems from a traumatic time from my teenage years to my mid adulthood. Writing is cathartic and it also puts my thoughts into perspective 🙂

    Thank you this was a very thought provoking post!!! 🙂

    • cookie200007 June 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      Alex that is beautiful! I am completely delighted you enjoyed my post 🙂 And it means alot your poetry is hands down amazing :)!

  3. Deborah Owen June 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Isn’t it strange that we find difficulty (and even fear, at times) in exposing our inner selves? I love to write parts of my secret self into my characters. It would take Houdini to know which part is pure fiction and which part is the author. Writing is such a thrill!

    • cookie200007 June 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

      Ah yes yes! I completely agree sometimes I think fiction tell’s more truth than non-fiction, it really is a thrill and always a pleasure to release what we really mean through writing :)!

  4. booguloo June 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    Loved the series. Liked the view on the authentic voice; still looking for mine… smile

    • cookie200007 June 25, 2012 at 5:53 am #

      Ah I really do love watching the show over and over, and maybe we are always searching? 🙂

      • booguloo June 25, 2012 at 6:04 am #

        Probably so.

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