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.