I hadn’t thought about this until recently, but I wonder what it means to write in such a way that your writing conveys who you are as a person.
What prompted this is a friend having written a personal statement as part of the admissions process to a graduate program. How should she use writing to convey the cheerfulness, friendliness, and empathy that are part of her personality?
If conveying your identity or personality in writing is not something that comes naturally, and involves some amount of conscious work in order to have your writing, is it still your “natural” voice?
If a reader were to read five random posts in this blog, would they have five different views on who I am as a person?