07 April, 2021

IWSG: April 7, 2021


It's time for another Insecure Writer's Support group post. As always, I'll answer the optional question for this month...

"Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc. or add controversial topics in your work?" 

I guess I am a risk-taker. I don't necessarily go for what's trending as many advise to write and publish, but I just write what is of interest to me. I know for every project, it's a risk for not following the advice. I just like going my own way and doing my own thing. I write, not worrying if anything is too weird or different due to the works that came before mine. 

I always post regarding my experiments and habits of writing with different settings, characters, and genres. I dislike writing about the same thing I already wrote about, being a one-trick pony, and so I try to be different with all of my projects. Each of my projects undergoes what-if experiments until I like one version. The most thrilling part about being a writer personally is experimenting and see how I can make things differently.

For me, it depends upon the controversial topic. Mostly I avoid things that are too controversial. I think the most controversial I've gotten was the discussion on race; one book that takes place in the 1860s. So race would make sense. It mentions mix racing, a time where this wasn't as accepted. Okay, perhaps some of my crime projects would fit this category as well. I am aware cults and their behaviors can be considered controversial.  



  1. Hi,
    It is nice to hear you take risks and also to know that you think about it deeply before jumping out there.
    All the best and have a happy month of April.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

    1. I think it is nice to be "adventurous" with one's stories. Thank you.

  2. Some of those things, which were a part of our history, would be so controversial now - but they were fact, a slice of life at the time, and should not be deleted.


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