Much of my life right now is outside of the lifelong comfort zone or “box” and stepping out was the best thing for me as a writer and Christian. Read this, and give it some thought.
Write what you know. I’ve heard that advice all my life. But is it good advice?
What I know is my box, my comfort zone. The people that I am comfortable with are usually people like me. My comfort zone is where I live, where I worship, my own neighborhood grocery store where I know what’s on every aisle.
When I expand my circle of friends, I expand my thinking and see myself differently. When I travel to different places, I deepen my understanding of where I live. And when I open myself up to conversations about faith with people who bring different ideas, I gain a clearer understanding of my own belief in Jesus. Getting outside of my world helps to give me perspective. Getting outside the box helps me clarify what I know and helps me to be a better writer.
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