In its opulence, our writings are a culmination of what we see through the camera lens of our minds and where a snapshot of our passions exist in a specific moment of time. There are so many endless possibilities. All you have to do is look for them. Who knows, after you’ve mastered the one you may want to venture into others. There are many famous and successful authors who write in more than one genre. Here are just a few:
- Emma Donoghue, author of the bestselling fiction novel, Room, also creates fun children’s stories, mesmerizing short stories and intriguing historical fiction.
- Neil Gaiman, known for his writings in the dark fantasy genre with books like American Gods and Coraline. Has also mastered the art of comic books, graphic novels, audio theater plays, children’s books, short fiction, and even poetry. Whether you prefer an ethereal adult book like The Ocean at the End of the Lane, a children’s story like Chu’s Day, or even a sweet poem like “Blueberry Girl,” You will find Gaiman an author for all seasons(genre).
- The legendary Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, better known for children’s fiction made a shaky leap to adult novels. Her book, The Casual Vacancy didn’t receive rave reviews; they were mixed but mostly positive. The book went on to become a BBC miniseries. Rowling still writes magical children’s books, plays and movies as well as the successful Cormoran Strike series under the pen name Robert Galbraith.
…you will know when you have found the key.
You may have to muddle through your time clock of emotions to figure it out. But trust me; you will know when you have found the key. For it will unlock a place in your mind and the veins of your heart you never knew existed. Then as you start putting one word in front of another you will have a more resolute focus on your direction.
So do not be easily swayed by the level of your successes or failures. Because your present environment is not the determining factor as to the outcome of your works. It may just be the catalyst to get you where you need to be. You’re just not there yet because it’s not your time. A thought written out of timing is merely a dream blowing in the wind.
“Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.” —J.K. Rowlings
Always remember your failure is not in trying. Your failure is when you stop trying. So take the thought of failure and place it on a shelf in your darkroom of discouragement. Catalogue it under overexposed film in an object lesson can. Then keep focusing your lenses on new panoramas of ideas that are important to you. The more you use this approach the closer you come to the NOW (Newer Objective Wisdom) on knowing what to write.
This week’s challenge is to select a genre after you’ve formulated your jot of an idea.
If you have any ideas or questions please feel free to leave in the comment section below. Thanks for your readership and continued support.
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