Have you ever had that one thing you were afraid to do?
Personally, my biggest fear is heights, but also jumping into something new. Let’s face it, we’re all creatures of habit and the idea that there are others out there waiting for us to trip or screw up doesn’t help.
As writers, often times it’s something as simple as writing a different character or switching genres. While both seem simple, there are pitfalls for each choice we make. If we typically write darker characters, it’s a formidable challenge to switch to the wholesome ones. Imagine spending years writing horror and then tackling writing children’s books as well. While not impossible, or maybe not hard for some, it can be daunting as we’re constantly looking over our work to make sure we didn’t use the wrong language or disembowel a character. The same goes for switching genres.
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