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Camp Care Package: Share your own writing voice with the world.

Your daily Camp Care Package is brought to you in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. Poet Amanda Lovelace brings us this week's Camp Care Packages:

Feeling insecure about your writing? From time to time we all think that our poems aren’t good enough, aren’t original enough, or aren’t enough like the work of a particular poet we admire. Don’t worry—your writing voice will develop over time with a combination of patience and practice.

If you ever find yourself comparing your writing to the writing of someone else, keep in mind that the reason why those writers are so beloved is because of their unique take on things. We need your voice, not somebody else’s. Push the limits and do something you’ve never seen done before!

Who's your favorite writer or poet? Share your thoughts with Amanda, or thank her for today's #CampCarePackage!

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Today's Writing Challenge

Think about how your writing voice has changed since you began writing—then, try writing in the voice of Past You. Growing older, trying new experiences, and learning more about writing can all be factors that influence your voice. For example, you could write a chapter in the style of an elementary school diary entry, or look up an old writing assignment and use it to draft your project.

Amanda Lovelace

Amanda Lovelace is the winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry with her debut collection, the princess saves herself in this one. She has been a poet for fifteen years. Currently she lives alongside her poet fiancé in a very small town in New Jersey known for its open mic scene. As you can see, poetry is her life, and she wants nothing more than to inspire others to begin their own journey into this enchanted world.

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