Breeching my literary “Comfort Zone.”

A few months ago, I asked a former professor of mine what I could do to continue bettering myself as a writer. I was stuck. Stagnant. Bored (could have been all the stories I was writing about high school football). But his suggestion was simple — keep writing, and pitch stories you would never imagine yourself writing to publications you would never imagine getting published in.

So, long story short, I reached out to an editor at a pre-teen girls magazine, and she had me write this gear review. It was published in February.

Next up, on my list of unexpected stories pitched to unexpected publications, I’ll be finishing an historical feature about the mining history of Negaunee in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, to be published in Michigan History Magazine.

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