There are many times writer’s block takes hold of a writer and nothing can get done. But changing up topics or genres of writing can bring one past writer’s block. It is also difficult writing about the unfamiliar and the uncomfortable.
One of the main ways to grow as a writer is to write about the unfamiliar or the unnatural. No one wants to do it, but it can make a huge difference in personal growth. Now, if you don’t have any training in these other genres or topics, it may be beneficial to take some classes or join a professional group. Once you take a class in a new topic, whether it be politics, journalism, literature, the arts, or insurance, you can expand your craft. Engaging in these new topics will grow your knowledge of the area and possibly bring in some new work too. Practice writing in various styles and voices in these new topics and it will become much easier to do so.
Once you do this for a while, reach out to different publications and see if there is any work available. This will improve your writing ability and build confidence in your craft. It might also bring in some extra funds while building a portfolio in different topics. Practice makes perfect, as they say. Use this practice to your advantage and reap the rewards from gaining knowledge and honing your craft.
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