writing rut

If you’ve been writing for a while, you might notice that much of your writing is similar.

Character-types repeat.

Themes replay over and over.

Settings and atmosphere don’t vary much.

This is good when starting out. You settle into your voice, genre, and style. You get comfortable.

Don’t languish in a writing rut.

Once you’ve found your footing as a writer and are confident in your process, it is time to take some risks.

Sure, your readers will expect a certain something from you, but they will also like to be surprised and delighted. Don’t tell the same story over and over again.

Experiment with different POVs, genres, and twists. Ask yourself, how can I make this story unique?

Predictability is boring for you and your readers. Go wild. Go crazy. See what happens! Be remembered!

Happy Writing!