Late into the night I went into a speed round of creating with my clay and I felt like I was in the zone. My hands worked quickly to create 12 more miniature pieces dusted with gold and meant for St. Patrick’s Day. Just like there are seasons of writing, there are seasons at art and craft events.

Everyone wants the latest trend regardless of what we want to create. Sometimes I go with the trend and other times I make what I want. Over the years I’ve learned to stop making myself miserable by being stuck with one theme song.

I know there are writers who get cast into one genre of story even when they want to break away and try something new. Pressure from fans and publishers close in on the need to create. Part of growing means breaking away, or making a change. I’ve seen backlash in the headlines from well known authors who wanted to write in a different genre, and I wanted to send them my support.

I’m sorry but I’m one of those people who hates factory work, where you’re forced to do one task or create the same thing over and over again. Most people I know need change or they go crazy. Musicians hate hearing their own songs when they’re played too much. I guess this means that most of us don’t like our memories or moments in time played over and over again.

If you are one of those feeling trapped in a contract, or fearing backlash remember we can always use a new pseudonym. Many writers and artists have used a new name for a new style of work. Changes also don’t have to be grand. Lead your fans own step at a time and change something small. If the stories good enough, they won’t really care.

I don’t know where you’re at with your writing career or life but stay brave. Try something new and make changes to help promote growth for yourself. For today’s talk our prompt will be about a meeting another famous author without knowing who they are. You can choose to be the fan or the author under a pseudonym. Write for 5-10 minutes.

Wish me luck this weekend at my event! Most posts are Monday through Friday!

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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