I imagine it sounds a little different to everyone but anyone that’s tried to edit their own writing will have heard it in some form. In my head the voice says ‘no really, that bit is just fine’. Sure enough, every time I ask someone to test read my work, those are the first bits to get picked out. They always end up having to be changed or removed. When my Writing lecturer started to talk about the voice in a lecture on editing, it made me nod and smile because I knew the truth of it from my own experience. Janice Hardy‘s, Killer Instincts: Trusting Your Writer’s Compass brings the message home.