I’m currently working on an article for Feather Magazine, an online publication by young women, for young women. They had an article written about who a “Feather Girl”, or the magazine’s audience, really was. I read the article, describing the free-spirited, open minded kind of girl that apparently read this magazine, and found that knowing the girl I was writing to was incredibly helpful.
I read several of the articles in the magazine and tried to emulate the laid back, easy style that the readers enjoyed. I’ve always enjoyed reading women’s magazines, so I found it a lot easier to write in this style than I originally thought.
Style is really fluid thing. Not only can we learn to enjoy reading in many different styles, we can learn to enjoy writing in many different styles as well. I found that I really enjoy writing for the “Feather Girl”, just as I enjoy writing for children and writing poetry. Expanding our use of style can help us grow tremendously as authors, and breaking out of our comfort zone can be an incredibly strengthening experience.