Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Writing out of genre

I write mostly science fiction, but every now and again I try to write something completely different. Why? Aside from the fun side, and the challenge, it improves my 'voice' in my SciFi work. Otherwise, I notice a kind of same-ness starts to creep in, particularly in dialogue. So, I just had published a short story about a secretary having a particularly bad day, with a particularly bad boss. Will she exact revenge? Check it out here.

For me what was interesting was to write from the narrator's point of view in a very different voice from my usual characters. What I am finding in my science fiction writing now is that the women have the most interesting, fresh lines. What's new, eh?

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