A few weeks ago, I was listening to Smart Bitches, Trashy Podcast and Sarah Wendell mentioned something about “writing muscles”–how her nonfiction writing muscles are strong because she runs and writes on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, which is a romance novel review blog.
And I find that it is sort of true, in a way–that certain types of writing come more easily to me than others or that some types of writing feel like more like a struggle if I haven’t done it in awhile.
And that got me thinking about my writing muscles and where they’re at these days. My fiction writing muscles are slow but still strong–I’m outlining one thing and writing something else fictional. But then I was like, “Yeah, well, maybe my nonfiction muscles are stronger.”
I mean, I have the blog and the other project I’m tinkering around with is mostly nonfiction. And my favorite writing class in college was Creative Nonfiction. I can trace a direct line between the eternal monologue in my mind to my diary to Creative Nonfiction class to “my blog writing voice.”
So, what do you think are your stronger writing muscles? What kind of writing muscles do you think you have?