Finding Your Writing Voice: How to Express Your Unique Self in Your Work

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Writer @ Entertainment Weekly, BBC Culture + more

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4 Videos (37m)
    • Unit 1: Welcome to Class

    • Unit 2 Pop Stars, Literary Lights, and You

    • Unit 3: Project Demonstration

    • Unit 4: Final Inspirations


About This Class


Get in touch with the unique bits of your personality that will make your writing stand out. (Yeah, it’s a little shrink-y and Oprah-y, in the best possible way.) We’ll talk about voice from every angle: the lit-geeky (Jack Kerouac, Dorothy Parker, The New Yorker) and the pop-star-ish (Beyoncé and Britney might come up). We’ll explore ways to get comfortable with being vulnerable and take chances with your writing. We’ll also talk about karaoke or opera, if the mood strikes.

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The presentation of this class was different than what I've been used to at Skillshare... no pretty bookshelves or plants in the backdrop and no warm, personal face to connect with; that being said, this was just the class I was looking for and I really appreciated the content. Jennifer is full of useful, practical ideas to jumpstart the process of finding your own writing voice. Thank you!





Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Writer @ Entertainment Weekly, BBC Culture + more

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, where she spent most of her time putting on shows in her parents’ garage, studying TV Guide,devouring Sweet Valley High books, and memorizing every note of every George Michael song. This finally came in handy when she got a job at Entertainment Weekly, where she worked for a decade. She’s now the TV columnist for BBC Culture and also writes for several other publications, including The New York Times Book Review, Fast Company, New York‘s Vulture, The Verge, and Dame. She’s the author of the New York Times bestseller Seinfeldia: The Secret World of the Show About Nothing that Changed Everything and a history of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted. She now lives in Manhattan.