Sometimes we all get in a work rut. Especially if you’re writing articles or blog posts. It get to a point where you don’t feel like you are doing the best you can because the truth is, you are bored. It happens, and it’s okay that it happens. As a writer, you wonder what you can do to get yourself out of this rut, and often think the solution is to walk away for a while to take a break. That may work for some writers, but not all. Not those who risk never writing again if they just back away.
So how can you get out of a rut without backing away?
Work with a different genre.
Try out something different to bring some spice in you life. – A very common piece of advice.
We get it, you are a [insert niche here] writer, but have you ever tried branching out? You may find a new genre to love! If you look for something fast, try poetry or flash fiction. If you feel like you’re lacking some emotion, try out romance or dramatic tales. I mean I am fully guilty of writing teen romance shorts when I cant get myself to work on my blogs. I do it because I enjoy it, not because I feel like I should. It comes as a breath of fresh air after doing a lot of non-fiction work.
You don’t really have to go far out of your comfort zone if you don’t want to. You can just move to Contemporary Fantasy if you are more of the High Fantasy type. Or go towards Mystery if you like to write Thrillers. Just do it for the fun of it.
There is an added bonus, if you write something that you feel is portfolio worthy. You might show more value to publishers that way. The wider your horizons, the better chances your work can get accepted.
So what is your go do side genre?