I've entered a short story contest. Not just any contest, but one with Good Housekeeping. The story doesn't have any ghosts, vampires, were wolves or demons. Can you imagine? That's even more scary, nothing to hide behind except my own writing. Will it win? Who knows? Or even place? Your guess is good as mine, but it's out there for the world to see, or at least the judge.
I'll be disappointed if it doesn't at least place, but I'll survive and maybe stop hiding behind extraordinary events in my stories all the time. Does that mean I'll stop writing the weird stuff? Not on your life, I love it, read it watch it. But it won't hurt to branch out, begin to stray into the more emotional or romantic story once in a while. I might even like it.
How about you. What have you done out of your comfort zone lately? Come on, I know you want to share. Post a comment, win a copy of Museums are Murder.
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