Periodically I like to shake up my writing and get out of my comfort zone. Since my mantra this year is “make something happen,” I’m pushing myself to try new things or revisit old things I haven’t tried in awhile.
This weekend, my challenge to you is to step out of your comfort zone. Explore something new to write about. If you normally write novels, explore an essay. Trade in your trusty how-to article for poetry. Enter a contest, query a new market, write a greeting card. Stretch a little. It will help keep you fresh.