Justifying Your Voice in Writing
Chad Allen Zollinger

When I first read your title, I thought — how wonderfully Socratic. Then I wondered to myself if that that would be too wordy or obscure.

In the end, I thought the best option is to write what emerges from my head — after all, that is what makes my words my own. I write, therefore I vocabularise?

(Oh no, a neologism…. How my head hurts).

In my clinical work, I type my discharge and progress reports at a level whereas 14-year old would be able to read them. My poetry is slightly different — sometimes word play has its own delights. I cannot help but think about your use of the word articulate and how it relates to the movement of a jaw and tongue, and the beauty of speech.

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