Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Don't Limit Your Writing to One Genre

"The best style is the style you don't notice."
~Somerset Maugham

If we are limited to one genre, we limit the incorporation of other styles into our writing. To be a well-rounded writer, writing in many genres aids us to see the many ways to express a single idea. Like a writer's toolbox, knowing the various styles of writing compliments specific topics. If we limit our style, we might not do justice to our characters, scene, or the readers. Some stories beg to be a short story instead of a novel, or a subject would be better as a poem instead of short story. Having this discretion is an essential factor between a "good" writer and an "excellent" one. 

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