This exercise was about writing for a particular audience.....who is my audience? I tend to write what I would like to read, is that a bad thing?
I wrote a short story entitled "What Lies Beneath" which is about a 40+ woman who is married to a successful, charismatic and attractive author. He's just about to publish his eagerly anticipated 9th novel....and I'm afraid I can tell you no more lol ;) I've decided to use it in a competition.....
At the moment it's just over 1000 words, so I need to pad it out a bit ;)
I think I have already developed a distinct voice. My husband can always tell stuff that I've written, and if I try to write differently, it stands out as not feeling quite right.
I'm practicing 1st person narration quite a lot (as I tend to be most comfortable in 3rd person) and that's working well :)