So many times in writing, we get stuck in a rut, because of what we think we want to do. But it is more than possible to come at things from another angle. As many of us who blog already know, writing a blog may have little or nothing to do with our ultimate writing goal, but it does stretch that discipline muscle that helps us write on a regular basis. That alone can help you to achieve some of your writing goals. I am a great believer in the idea that the more you write, the better you get.
But you don’t have to blog to do that. You can volunteer to write your church’s newsletter. Or write articles for magazines and newspapers. Having someone depend on you for your writing, can make you much more disciplined.
You can take a class in poetry to practise writing exactly what you mean in a shorter space. I did that one. I can’t say I ever really “got” haiku but you know, I do think I tend to stop and consider my adjectives and adverbs because of it.
You can take a class on writing non-fiction, if you are fiction person. Take a class to help you research your current fiction.
Or a playwriting class. If it’s money that stopping you, there are classes on the web, like museonline conference that are free and may have just the class you are looking for.
Play with your writing. It should be enjoyable, shouldn’t it? And it just might make you a little closer to your goals.