Sunday, 17 April 2011

Trying something new

I went out for a Chinese meal on Friday and my fortune cookie revealed this message pictured above. I got goosebumps when I read it as for some time I have been wanting to try some new things with my writing.

I have just enrolled with the British College of Journalism for a distance learning course. I hope to come out of it with a diploma in freelance journalism and more confidence to tackle new things. I am really looking forward to it as I think it will help me develop as a more versatile writer, hopefully giving me a better chance of getting work published.

I do tend to stay in my comfort zone of writing about what I know and love (my chickens!) and although there is no problem with this, I feel that I want to dip my foot in the water and see what else is out there.

My course starts in May so I shall get cracking with all the things that are outstanding at present to give me a clean slate to begin my new project.

As my fortune cookie says 'You never try, you never know!


  1. How very true, and good luck with your course, it's one I've tried and it's great!

  2. Hi Diane,
    Okay, yes I read my fortune cookie and it stated, 'Help! I'm being held hostage in a fortune cookie factory' :)
    I guess your cookie alludes to nothing ventured, nothing gained. Sometimes a 'comfort zone' can become an uncomfortable comfort zone. It seems you are moving forward in a very positive way. All the very best and enjoy your course. And please, say 'hello' to your girls for me.
    In kindness, Gary

  3. Hi Carole, I am relly looking forward to the challenge now. I do love to learn new things so hope it will help me improve my writing. Di x

    Hello Gary, I am so glad my cookie was freed to give me such a special message. I do feel very positive about this. The girls send their love and are building up to the royal hen party. Magical wishes to you Di x

  4. I see your chickens are still creeping in I see Di! "'I shall get cracking,'"! Tee hee!
    That fortune cookie message is spooky though,
    Julie xx