I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY:
Juices flow best without barriers. It’s true. Writers can get so focused on goals, limits, and restrictions that they can’t even write.
This horrible affliction is called: "Writer’s block" and it's an actual affliction that saps self-confidence from the best storytellers.
Setting goals is great. But don’t be so concerned about staying within borders – after all, walls are meant to keep things inside.
So, writing about something you know nothing about might be the surefire path to publication.
We all have things we’ve wondered about. Some people pay thousands of dollars to enroll in classes, later in life, just to learn more about these subjects. Why not offer this information to readers, in an article?
Editors are always looking for interesting stories. So step outside the box and take a chance.
Think back. Remember the exhilaration of jumping off the ledge into the deep-end. Writing should give you the same thrill. When you write about something you know nothing about, you’re taking that daring dive into the writing waters. So, just tell the story and you might get lucky and end up getting your feet wet in the wonderful world of publishing.
Relative Strangers: Paula Garner
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