Guest post: Escaping the Comfort Zone by Velda Brotherton

MorgEn Bailey - Editor, Comp Columnist/Judge, Tutor & Writing Guru

Today’s guest blog post, on the topic of writing a genre you’re not used to, is brought to you by Velda Brotherton.

Escaping the Comfort Zone

Velda 4Writing romances in the mid Nineties came about by accident. When a western won first place in a contest, an editor at Penguin informed me westerns with women protagonists weren’t being published. He wanted me to turn it into a romance and send it back. With a lot of coaching from other writers I did just that. As a result my historical romances found a niche and are still being published.

But what happens when we want to try something new? Is it possible to step out of that comfort zone where we’re being published? It may well be if what we like to read is eclectic. Should we do it? Those are questions each one of us can answer for ourselves.


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