Every year, WriYe has the Breaking Outta Your Box challenge. It's intentions are to get every writer to try something new and see what they can learn from writing in a genre they're not used to at all. I know some of you bloggers have done it so give me some feedback this month. Did you manage to break the box? Did it help you in any way? What did you learn?
I've given the BOYB challenge a go a couple of times,but I have to admit it hasn't been a great success. But even though I haven't been able to produce fiction I've been happy with, I have learned from the experience:
- I learned the genres that I don't enjoy writing in.
- I learned more about scene setting when I was writing about situations other than the 'real world'.
- I learned that it's fun to try something different once in a while, and because it was something different it meant that when I went back to my other bits of writing, I was going back with a new perspective and more ideas.
- I learned that I can't write about zombies! ;-)
- I learned that change is good and can be fun.