There is a reason I have titled this post with those two words. It goes back to a saying of my mum’s that resonates in most that I do. The saying goes: Be bold, for when you are bold, magnificent forces move to your aid. Or something like that.
I have integrated this saying into my writing life as much as possible. I decipher it to mean take risks, go outside of the comfort zone, experience something new and exciting and maybe, just a tiny bit dangerous.
I have done this recently. I tried my hand at horror. This was a genre that drew me to read in the first place. I was an early reader, and the books I chose I would die if my kids wanted to read them at the same age I did. I was reading Stephen King and Isaac Asimov and even George Orwell…
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