My critique partner, Alexandra Ott's, debut novel is out today, MG Fantasy RULES FOR THIEVES! Eee, exciting. Look at that glossy cover! (And did I mention I had a hand in choosing the title? 😉 ) Twelve-year-old Alli Rosco is smart, resourceful, and totally incapable of keeping her mouth shut. Some of these traits have … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday, RULES FOR THIEVES
I love this post because it’s so true. In today’s age of instant gratification, it’s so easy to fall into the complacency trap.
Creative writing is a wonderful thing, for many reasons. Not least of those is how it tends to shake our sense of complacency.
I’ve written about complacency on my other blog, my faith-based blog. It’s a serious problem and a sin that I, in particular, tend to fall into. So I try to be sensitive to it and to act against it.
Even though I often fail ,and don’t challenge myself to grow or to leave my comfort zone as often as I should, I have found that writing does, in its way, draw me out of my circle of complacency. It does that in a lot of ways:
1. MY WEAKNESSES DEFINITELY SHOW UP IN MY CHARACTERS.
I have a tendency to share flaws, problems, and weaknesses with my characters. And that forces me to recognize and confront them in my own life.
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