Have you ever met with friends you haven’t seen in a long time and as you talked, you felt out of step—out of sync?
Like so much time has passed since your paths crossed that you feel like your reality and theirs doesn’t quite coincide?
Maybe your perspectives are different…your interests have changed…
It might be a little unnerving at first, but later, as you contemplate your conversation, you find their ideas are thought-provoking—even refreshing.
Could a change of perspective be good for a writer?
Could it be just the shot-in-the-arm that sparks creativity?
Try this: write a paragraph in your genre. (Say, mystery).
Then, write it again, in fantasy.
Write it as romance or romantic suspense.
It’s the same paragraph. But it’s oh-so-different from teach of these different perspectives, isn’t it?
Now, go back to the genre you usually write in. Use the creative differences from the writing exercises you just completed to re-write your original paragraph.
I have found that when I feel stuck for a fresh way of expression doing this gets those creative juices flowing again.
Want to share what’s worked for you?