Experimentation comes with risks, but its the only way to improve
The first brave choice any writer makes is publishing.
What started for me as a series of listicles or even worse dumping thoughts on a page, has taken a turn.
I’ve realized that to improve I need to experiment.
If I stick to what I know and I’m comfortable with I’ll never improve.
This is not about money or followers or stat’s, I enjoy writing and want to be the best writer I can be.
That means being brave which in my case means trying to be creative.
You see my first love is non-fiction.
As much as I enjoy fiction, I’m a binary kind of person.
I can thank being an engineer for that.
To get out of my comfort zone I need to embrace other forms of writing.
Today that experiment was poetry, which I must say I enjoyed.
Something I would never have imagined myself writing.
The opportunity to experiment was there and I’m glad that I took it.
That’s a good question and I’m not too sure.
Getting out beyond my comfort zone is a must if I want to improve.
Writing in different styles and genres. Improving my editing skills. These are all areas I need to delve into and its scary.
Until I started writing I had no idea how intimidating it could be.
The brave the choice to publish, how steep the learning curve is and how big the world is for a writer.
If your willing to be brave and experiment there are a whole world of possibilities.
Conventional wisdom says we should find a niche and stick to it to be successful.
That might be true but the world is full of brave choices.
They almost always lead to something amazing and unexpected.
The first brave choice as a writer is always hitting the publish button, the second?
Well that’s up to you.