Express Yourself

The Secret to Finding Your Voice

To avoid sounding like everyone else, focus on the details

Eileen Pollack
Human Parts
Published in
5 min readOct 30, 2019

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Photo illustration: Lulu Jiang

Welcome to The Draft, an advice column about writing and life from Eileen Pollack, former director of the University of Michigan MFA Program. We’re here to answer your questions about storycraft, writing, and telling the truth in words.

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Eileen Pollack
Human Parts

Eileen is the author, most recently, of Maybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman