More than a decade ago, when I started to write fiction, I didn’t have a genre in mind. I started with mystery, soon heading to fantasy and science fiction and two years ago, wrote a book on Indian science. Currently, I’m writing a sci-fi and at the same time, preparing a concept note for a technology book and ruminating if I should chart into the untested romance waters.
With forms of storytelling too, I’ve been equally unsettled.
I’ve written novels, comics, graphic novels, short stories, articles, blogs and what-not-cuckoos for both adults and kids. I’ve always wondered if it’s me or all writers explore genres and storytelling modes.
What about you? What tickles your creative bone?
Does your heart race at the idea of a new genre? Or a new medium? Do you, like me want to learn how to write a screenplay? Or do you prefer fleshing out a specific style, a genre that you’d like to stick to?