Switching Genres

How to move from writing “realism” to “speculative” genres

Holly Lyn Walrath
May 3, 2019 · 6 min read

It’s hard out here for a fantasy writer, after all; there’s all these ‘rules’ I’m supposed to follow, or the Fantasy Police might come and make me do hard labor in the Cold Iron Mines.

— N. K. Jemisin

Writing in a New-to-You Genre

Here are some tips for switching to writing weird stories:

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

— Pablo Picasso

Tell all the truth but tell it slant

— Emily Dickinson

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Holly Lyn Walrath

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I'm a writer, editor, and poet. Find me online at www.hlwalrath.com.

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On Writing, Books, Reading, and All Things Literary

Holly Lyn Walrath

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I'm a writer, editor, and poet. Find me online at www.hlwalrath.com.

Write Wild

On Writing, Books, Reading, and All Things Literary

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