Sunday, 18 October 2009

Something new

Remember the ideas I had when I was on holiday? Course you do - I've harped on about them often enough. Anyway, one of those ideas is what I would describe as sinister. I've never written anything sinister before so I was wondering if any of you out there that do write "darker" stuff have any advice. Any of you that have read anything that I have written will know that it will be totally alien to me.
I'm up early today because Himself had to be at work at 6am and by the time he'd finished banging and clashing around the bedroom (sorry sweetheart but you did) I was awake so I thought I might as well get up and so far I've answered 3 emails answered an online survey and commented on four blogs. It's still dark but when it gets light enough I'll take the dog for a walk. Then when I get back I'm going to work on that story that I started the other day. Who knows I might even finish it. I'll let you know.

4 comments:

Captain Black said...

I'm glad to hear that you're writing something which is out of your comfort zone. I think all authors should try this once in a while, as I'm sure it improves their skills. I've tried writing stories in many (though by no means all) genres, sometimes with disastrous/hilarious results. I think SF and thrillers will always be my main enjoyment though.

I did write dark stuff quite a bit but I've no idea what advice to give you about that, as it is something that seems to come naturally to me. I am the Dark Skipper after all.

Colette said...

I haven't got past the planning stage yet but I think you're right about climbing out of your comfort zone once in a while.
What you up to captain?

Captain Black said...

I'm job-hunting these days (no luck so far) and the writing has all been shelved for the foreseeable future. Other than that, I'm still enjoying reading and running the odd half-marathon.

Colette said...

Keep your chin up something will turn up.