Saturday, September 08, 2007


Something Old...Something New...

I enjoyed Jean’s “exercise” post so much the other day, I wanted to report…I HAVE NOW ADDED WRITING EXERCISE TO MY DAILY ROUTINE! Not that I didn’t before but I’m doing it a bit differently.

The point of Jean’s post was to challenge ourselves by trying on a different writing hat every so often. Brilliant! Because I've always written for the inspirational and opinion categories, I went genre-hunting and chose something so far out of my genre I surprised even myself. Are you ready…I chose…horror. Not the slasher, Jason/Freddie Krueger, screaming-girl-bouncing-and-tripping-through-a-forest type of horror; but more the psychological thriller that has one sitting on the edge of their seats in “pins and needles” anticipation. And, guess what? I’m having a lot of fun.

Her post also gave me extra incentive to trudge forward with the thriller novel I started (I think it’s up to Chapter Five now…). Thanks so much for the fire under the bum, Jean! ;o)

NOW here’s a challenge for all of you: Go and choose a genre you’ve never written in before, write a story then enter it in a contest. Or post it here on the Blog on the free post day. I’d love to see what you can do out of your comfortable writing zone.

As for me, I think I’m going to try to enter my horror story in Byline’s “Spooky Story” theme. I’ll let you know how it works out.

Happy writing all!

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