Today, I’m reporting over at Laurel Garver’s blog for the Thestral Gazette.
I’ve never really been one to try fan fiction but when Laurel came up with the idea to start a newspaper based on Harry Potter and she asked me to write a piece or two, I thought it might allow me to live out a fantasy I have to write fake news for The Onion.
And it did! It has been fun.
I often put myself in a box when I write. I think, I don’t write fan fiction. I don’t write flash fiction. I don’t write essays. I don’t write book reviews. I don’t write historicals. I don’t write…
My goodness, what do I write?
Lately, I want to stretch myself as far as I can as a writer. Maybe I do write this. Or that. To use the old cliche, how will I ever know if I don’t try?
So, if you feel so inclined, hop over to my post and see what happened when Gilderoy Lockhart, a celebrity author who actually erased his own memory, decided to write another book.
And I’d love to hear your thoughts about stretching yourself as a writer, about taking on projects you never thought you would take on.