Reading & Writing Outside the Box

writing1Have you ever written outside your genre?

Do you read outside your favorite genre?reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading for me is easy. I love it. Reading fiction or non-fiction is escape – MOST OFTEN. I’m rarely invested beyond my enjoyment and the edification to be gained. If what I’m reading I don’t like after about 25 pages, I stop. That number used to be higher, 50+ pages. As I get older, I’m more conscious of the time I’m spending – or maybe it’s a product of instantaneous things to read. Good things.

 

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Reading is easy.

Writing – for me – is hard. I’ve chosen a path which has required more business writing these past few months. It’s informed my fiction – which coincidentally isn’t easy either.

What writing outside my comfort zone has taught me is that when I do have the time to write for me, I need to focus on what I love. What I’m proud of. What makes me excited.

As life moves forward this October – I’m reading more and giving myself the birthday present of writing what stirs me.reading1

What are your thoughts on writing and reading?

Happy October,

Leigh

5 thoughts on “Reading & Writing Outside the Box

  1. Happy Birthday! I’ve done lots of reading lately and I’m about to end my hiatus from writing. I like to write outside of my box. I usually do it with poetry. I think it stretches our minds and allows us to refocus. I didn’t say I was good at poetry, but it’s fun and it’s difficult, challenging, and forces me to do something different. It clears the cobwebs from my mind.

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