As a writer, it can be really tempting to simply stick with what you know, in regards to the subject matter you read and compose and the artistic circle you affiliate with. And, there is nothing wrong with honing in and capitalizing on your strengths. However, becoming too immersed in what’s familiar and in what feels safe is a huge threat to your success as a literary artist. You could potentially be missing out not only discovering more efficient and effective means of conveying your messages to the hearts and minds of your audience but, also, the opportunity to enhance your own insight. I had the wonderful opportunity to have an intelligent, intuitive, and in-depth conversation, on the topic, at the last meeting for the Wordsmiths of Tarrant. I feel that having this discussion brought about a deeper understanding and appreciation for language arts for all parties involved.
Please feel free to listen and chime in with your own thoughts on this ongoing and much-needed conversation.