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For the past three
to four years I have been working on mystery novels for middle grade.
fearless leader at the RCW set out a challenge: write short stories for middle grade.
Why do I find
that scary? As I said, I write mystery NOVELS for middle grade. Uh, oh.
But I remembered
an artist friend of mine complaining about an exhibition opportunity he’d offered
to his painting friends. He needed small works (I’m talking inches here) for an
exhibit in a small space.
‘I don’t work
small,’ came the reply. My friend’s response was, ‘neither do I, but I’m going
to give it a try.’
Give it a try.
Powerful wisdom in those four words. I believe I will.
something new and different you’ve dodged lately? Rethink that and give
it a try.