Your inner child.

Your inner child and your voice have something in common that all writers share. You simply cannot be a writer without it.

Your inner child.

By Michell Léon

When is the last time you have done something childish that you haven't done since you were a child?

Like jumping in a water pit and making your clothes all wet, putting cardboard pieces on your bicycle's wheels to make it sound like a motorbike, or painting your face.

We tend to lose our inner child as we grow up, and as adults it's often completely gone. Evaporated from our mind.

The writer's trait

Or is it? Maybe it's still lurking somewhere in the background of the seriousness of life? Maybe it's still part of us. We only have to activate it.

The thing is that your writing voice is attached to your inner child. You don't necessarily know how, but I can assure you it is.

That's because your voice and your inner child have something fundamental in common. A trait all writers share one way or the other. It's simply impossible to be a writer without it.

What I'm talking about is, of course...