Try Everything

June 30, 2016

Recently, I watched the Disney movie, Zootopia, with my mom and I enjoyed every minute of it. One of the songs included near the middle and at the ending of the animated film was Try Everything by Shakira. Right now, you might be asking yourself: “What does that song have to do with writing, Aiyoku?”

Well, I’ll tell you how. As you’ve probably heard a million times before, people sometimes encourage others to try something new like a musical instrument, a new athletic sport, or a new method to solving a problem they’re dealing with.

In regards to creative writing, writers are also encouraged to try something new like including a person of color (POC) into the cast of their current novel or a new method of planning out their next story. Experimentation is key to finding your writing style if you haven’t already found it by now. And one way of doing that is to try writing a story in a different genre than you’re used to.

But it is important to remember that by writing something outside of your comfort zone, you’re broadening your horizons as a writer. Don’t be scared to research what you don’t know firsthand. Just try everything that you can, don’t give up, and see where that takes you.

To my visitors and followers: Has anyone ever tried to persuade you to write a different story than what you’re comfortable with? What was that like for you? Enlighten me by sharing your thoughts in the comments section. 🙂

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