- Writing about abnormal sex
- Writing about family in memoirs
- Writing about religion in a negative light
- Writing about werewolves that fly and vamps that can't
- Writing literary instead of commercial young adult fiction
- Writing about killing animals
- Writing in first person in one chapter and third in the next
When we think of glass ceilings, we recall the 70s, when women strove to bust out of the lower and middle ranks into corporate headquarters as other than a secretary. The unwritten rule was that their place was in a support role, not leading the pack. One by one, the most daring women rose to be different, often alienating other women in addition to the men in charge. And they broke ceilings.
Every work we publish ought to break some ceiling - cross some rule - be different. When someone asks you what makes your copywriting business, novel, children's book, play or journalism unlike all the rest, what can you say? If you can't put your finger on it, you fall back into the sea of mediocrity.
Bust out. Be someone the public knows how to describe, even if they can't remember your name. Because you know what happens when you break that glass? Who knows? The sky's the limit!
Hope is presenting "How to Find Grants and Financial Resources for Your Writing" - a Writer's Digest Webinar on Thursday, May 5, 1:00 PM Eastern - This presentation is jam packed with links, resources and ideas on how to turn writing into an income-earner...to include grants!