Octavian asked Lev Grossman:

Hello Lev, as a professional writer with a mastered and refined voice, can you comment on how you came to form and garnish your voice and give it its own style?

Lev Grossman I'm flattered by the premise of this question. Just assuming it to be true, for the sake of argument, the answer is: slowly. I came into my voice gradually -- you can read some of my juvenilia if you're curious, though I wouldn't recommend it. Some people start their careers with a full-formed written persona, but I had to practice and practice and practice, and learn some good habits, and unlearn a lot of bad ones, before I started to sound like myself.
Lev Grossman

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