5 Ways to Get Out of the Comfort Zone and Become a Stronger Writer

https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/5-ways-to-get-out-of-the-comfort-zone-and-become-a-stronger-writer/

Check this WordPress article out, because it is a very helpful resource. It’s also very motivational. I’ve also reblogged this!

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5 Ways to Get Out of the Comfort Zone and Become a Stronger Writer

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Writing is like anything else. To really get better, we have to push ourselves. We need to constantly reevaluate what feels comfortable…and then take it to the next step. This is the only way to get better, faster, leaner, and tighter. As I always say, it is a wonderful time to be a writer, but it is also a terrifying time to be a writer.

Discoverability is a nightmare when we are competing against everyone with a computer and access to Smashwords. This is why it is so critical to have an on-line platform. But, it is also vital that we learn to write better than the competition and faster. To do this we must train.

To Grow, Do More

When I was in high school, I was on the swim team, and, when we were training for speed, the coach would make us wear a full sweatsuit to swim…

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Thanks // W.S. Merwin

BY W. S. MERWIN

Listen
with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water thanking it
standing by the windows looking out
in our directions
back from a series of hospitals back from a mugging
after funerals we are saying thank you
after the news of the dead
whether or not we knew them we are saying thank you
over telephones we are saying thank you
in doorways and in the backs of cars and in elevators
remembering wars and the police at the door
and the beatings on stairs we are saying thank you
in the banks we are saying thank you
in the faces of the officials and the rich
and of all who will never change
we go on saying thank you thank you
with the animals dying around us
taking our feelings we are saying thank you
with the forests falling faster than the minutes
of our lives we are saying thank you
with the words going out like cells of a brain
with the cities growing over us
we are saying thank you faster and faster
with nobody listening we are saying thank you
thank you we are saying and waving
dark though it is

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Hey! Like it says in my bio, I’m an aspiring author, so this is where I’m going to dump poetry and flash fiction. Any inquires can be sent to my email. I’m really looking forward to sharing my work with the world.

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