The Writers Circle: How Has Your Writing Changed?

One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other.  Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.

This week’s topic is:

As with most things in life, change is inevitable.  Thinking specifically about your writing, how has it changed over the years since you started writing?  This can be thematic, stylistic, technological or any other way in which writing has grown or changed over the years that you have been a writer.


Discuss this topic here in the comments or head on over to the forums to start or engage in a more thorough discussion.


Just for Fun: Outside the Box

In life, we often find ourselves doing things the same way, day in and day out.  Today let’s try to branch out a little bit.  Just for fun today, let’s take a moment and write something in a different style or genre than usual. It doesn’t have to be a complete work or even something you’d share, but make a solid effort to give it a try.  Do you usually write prose?  How about trying a quick poem or verse from an ancient text your character came across?  Do you usually write horror?  Perhaps today you can write a few paragraphs of your main character’s biography, focusing in on a happier time in his or her life.  Whatever you write, try to experiment with style, genre, form or other parameters. If you are comfortable doing so, share your work in the comments, on the forums or via a link to it on your blog.