Writing Exercise: Write Outside Your Comfort Zone

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Writing Exercises | 0 comments

Writing Exercise: Write Outside Your Comfort Zone

Writing Exercise: Write Outside Your Comfort Zone.

It’s no secret that it’s hard to write outside your comfort zone, but to actually do it can be very beneficial. For example, if you typically write contemporary romance, trying your hand at an historical romance can teach you a thing or two about research or differing character development.  You don’t have to go full turbo and start writing horror, but getting yourself outside the box with a different genre can help you learn all aspects of the written word.

The exercise today is to delve into another genre and write outside your comfort zone. Please share some excerpts in comments. The Write Divas would love to hear from you!


Happy writing!

Lauren Schmelz (127 Posts)

Lauren Schmelz has been in the publishing and broadcasting field for over twelve years. She got her start editing and producing traffic news for local news affiliates in St. Louis, Missouri (NBC, CBS, and FOX). For the last four years, Lauren has worked as a freelance editor/manuscript advisor. Lauren was Managing Editor of Manuscript Development for the last year and a half at a small independent publisher. Currently, Lauren is a founding Diva with Write Divas and specializes in manuscript development, content editing, copy editing, marketing, and publicity. As COO of Write Divas LLC, Lauren oversees the daily operations of staff and client projects to optimize efficiency and serve authors with the highest quality of work whether it is the edit of their manuscript or the promotion of their marketing campaign and blog tour. She is married and has two young daughters. When Lauren isn’t editing or reading manuscripts, she is busy playing with her kids and exploring her hometown of St. Louis with her family. She is an avid reader, writer, movie enthusiast, and generally a smartass. Lauren hopes to publish her first book within the year. Lauren has worked with such authors as: M.A. Stacie, C.L Parker, Brian Sweany, Suzy Duffy, Jennifer Schmidt, Alexandra Richland, Alexandra Allred, Michele Richard, Liv Morris, and Joey Mills.

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