I find that my mind jumps between fantasy and Sci-Fi when thinking of stories to tell. I think most of my daydreamed stories fall in the sword and sorcery fantasy worlds, but futuristic sci-fi can get my mind wandering.
There is something about the unknown world of fantasy that allows me to create a world completely. World building is one of my favorite parts of being a writer. In fact, I’ve thought of more worlds than I’ve been able to write in. With Sci-Fi I feel I have more restraints, you know.. the whole science part of it. I know writers are allowed to play loose with the laws of physics in their books, but it’s harder for me to do. In fantasy, there is no law of magic.
The one genre that scares me the most is crime thrillers or mysteries. Writing in a real world setting with a tangled plot littered with clues that makes sense… that scares me. Do you have a genre that you stay away from because you found it intimidating?
Until next time…