Monday, May 16, 2011

Never Negate the Need for Novelty

...Lest you find yourself with nothing new to write about

It would be ridiculously easy for me to sit here at my laptop and never look beyond the words I type onto the screen. Scarily easy.

But at some point the typing would become sluggish, strained and eventually stop. Realization would dawn that I have nothing more to offer. No more experiences to relate, because I didn't venture out into the world and acquire them. My perspective would have narrowed onto myself. I would have nothing from which to draw my creativity. The words would not come.

The words would not come. That has to be one of the most frightening scenarios for a writer. To have no more words, nothing left to relate.

So I make sure to get out into the world and try new things, talk to new people. Irrelevant is not something I'm prepared to be.

When was the last time you tried something new and wrote about it?

4 comments:

  1. I don't get out much either and rarely try new things, but I did start talking to folks in my area for fodder for my local blog. I've only done it a couple of times, but it's a start, and I'm going to be doing more of it.

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  2. I talk to everybody. I think it drives my hubby a little batty. ;O)

    I’m more than half way done blogging my way back from Z to A. :O) Middle of Everything

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  3. Great thought...and so true! Right now I'm trying my hand at disc golf to get ready for a friend (and disc golf enthusiast) who is coming into town. Failure is good fodder for writing :)

    blogging from Z to A at http://www.sylviebranch.com

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  4. Excellent advice. I have many things in my past that I can write about, but that's no reason to stop having new experiences.

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