Take a look at this interesting piece from Story Embers, readers!
2 SKILLS YOU CAN LEARN FROM WRITING IN A DIFFERENT GENRE
January 9, 2023
Everyone has favorite genres that they fill shelf after shelf and hour after hour with. One of mine is contemporary fantasy. Yours might be romance and historical fiction. But, outside of binging and overspending on those, you probably read more eclectically. You don’t mind picking up a mystery or fairy-tale retelling when the blurb draws you in. After all, you’ve heard over and over again that diversifying your reading material increases your creativity and understanding of story craft.
Reading outside your comfort zone, however, is not nearly as challenging as writing outside your comfort zone. The former stretches your perceptions of the world while the latter stretches your proficiency on paper.