Thursday, April 9, 2009

You are what you write

Here is something that I have been having a hard time with. Some people say that you should write what you know leaving less room for error. I, however, disagree. I believe that every writer should expand into unfamiliar territory. I have done this myself, with hilarious results. Of course I showed those who are dearest to me (they laughed too), but it's all about taking the risk. Maybe you have a knack at Non-fiction, but haven't tried because you are so wrapped up in your novel you have been working on for 5 years. I just wanted to hear thoughts from others.

1 comment:

  1. I think you are completely right about that. Sometimes when you are writing in one certain way for a long time, you tend to get blocked more often. You need to open up your mind, write something totally different about something you maybe never thought you would be able to write about. hmmmm did what I just say make any sense? LOL