Anyone else have a hard time finding their 'style' ? I am really good at writing expository papers but when it comes to creative narrative, I have a hard time finding my own voice. Any advice?
Read. Find stories you like, and you'll notice you're style incorporates some of the writer's from what you've read. It also helps to read poetry or songs. I read the lyrics to Billy Joel's "Piano Man", and I found the part where he says "as the smile ran away from his face" to stick with me. I then began using terms like this more often.
In other words: picking up on a style can help you create your own.