IWSG Day, New Kait Nolan! and CampNaNo
April 7th's question, if you'd like to answer it, is: Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc. or add controversial topics to your work?
Sometimes, is the short answer!
I do try different POVs and styles, but don't approach many controversial topics. I would definitely like to try a few different forms in future, such as telling a story entirely through one person's thoughts, or a murder mystery that works backwards, or a family saga that covers many generations and decades!
I was so excited to finally read Ty's story! I'd been waiting and hoping for his Happily Ever After. I never expected it to be with Paisley! Love how perfect she seems to be for him, and he for her.
And as an aside, it's great to see an author get the details of IVF correct (compared with, say, Gone Girl, the whole resolution of which hinges on an IVF procedure that simply could not have happened that way)!
In other news, I'm doing CampNaNo!
I like the looseness of Camp, since I can set my own goal and not focus on one project too intensely. The goal for this Camp is to get back into a regular writing habit. I've committed to only 250 words per day! And I'm back to exploring Austin, Kedi, and Brother Arcturus' adventures on Columbus' return voyage to Spain.
I always work better with prompts, so this time I'm using all the prompts from the March writing exercise on thelitforum, which involved all kinds of rhetorical devices. So far I've used anaphora, epistrophe, conduplicatio, and anadiplosis!