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Try writing in a voice unlike your own.

If you prefer to be serious, attempt to pen a silly poem. If you currently focus much of your work on dry technical writing, take a stab at a short, perky children's book.

Again, you don't need to author a Prize winning novel; you just need to escape from your comfort zone. Like a runner who rides a bicycle to work little used muscle groups, your written version of "cross training" will strengthen your chosen voice.

By stretching your vocal range, you'll be able to better return to your preferred voice newly refreshed. And who knows? You may discover that you have talents in an area you never tried before. Discovery is what life is all about; learn from your voice and try another one on for size.


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