Another player? Cool. Join us. Let's see what you've got.
Recently, I've been doing much writing outside of the areas where I've grown comfortable, and I've been encouraging Pam to break away from her safety zone, too.
"I have this one particular area of expertise where I feel confident," said Pam. "Doing something else makes me feel almost a beginner again."
"You're like me with my columns," I said. "Those are my thing, but it's fun getting into fiction. I didn't realize how much I'd like it."
Of course, it's easy to be brave from a distance. It's so much simpler to be the supportive friend, the persuasive co-worker. But to be the one who steps away from where they feel secure -- that can be hard. Frightening, even.
It helps to have someone encouraging you to stretch beyond your limits, to take those first steps into the unknown.
The encouraging friend. The persuasive co-worker.
Even a parent.
Ready to pick up a pen and try something new? Join us. Let's see what you've got.
Join Karin and Geoff Fuller, Pam Hanson, and many other writers during the annual West Virginia Writers Conference June 11-13 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley.
Reach Karin Fuller at karinful...@cnpapers.com.