Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Are you between projects? Has the exciting new NaNo project you adored when you thought it up lost its new-idea shine? Are you stuck and not sure what to do next? Having a case of writer's block or just generally uninspired?
You can experiment with a new genre -- something you never tried before or something you've always wanted to do. (Dianne Salerni decided to write in an unfamiliar genre and sold it to HarperCollins!) Try a different tense or a different POV. Try writing for a different age group than you're used to. Instead of tying yourself down to a novel, write a short story or a novella.
The same way your tastes and interests changed between childhood, teenage years and adulthood, you can't expect to write about the same things or in the same style forever. You've experienced more. You've learned. You've grown.
You're a new and improved you!
Don't be afraid to shake things up. Put away what's safe and secure and challenge yourself! Maybe you'll be the one to post awesome news about a huge success next!
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