Writing Adventure

Why writing is a big adventure... maybe the biggest

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Jul 30, 2014
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Writing takes: courage, preparation, skill; the willingness to push yourself, to go into the unknown, dig deep, face failure and darkness, be open to ideas, take new routes, be an explorer, notice things, overcome fear. If that's not adventure, what is?
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Lucy Atkins

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Author of the novels The Other Child (2015), and The Missing One (2014); award winning author & feature journalist.

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Nicola Morgan almost 5 years ago

Good point, Lucy! Good luck on your adventures!

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30 Days of Adventure Diary almost 5 years ago

A quiet, internal adventure exploring the things you don't want to explore - brilliant!

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David Head almost 5 years ago

Very good insights Lucy. I am currently writing a book on career management and change and find its like peeling the layers of an onion. Just when you feel you've nailed a particular point your experience and others feedback takes you to another level of insight. You are right, its a very personal journey and like many things in life, you learn most from the challenges and difficulties.

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Lucy Atkins almost 5 years ago

thanks. I remember one writer talking about writing as being like pressing an injured limb until you find the fracture point...the pain is when you know you're onto something!