As a writer I admit I write about a variety of different things some of which I know more about than others. (I research where necessary) When it comes to otherkin stories the bottom line is they are people and being a person means I at least have a starting point.
I understand the seductive nature of the vampyre and the burning hunger of the werewolf and so on. Don't get me wrong I, like many writers, cross genres to push their own boundaries, hone their literary skills etc. What I find hard to understand is why, when you have never written anything you would want to start with something/a genre you know absolutely nothing about.
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OK, that's a bit glib. I think, even with fantasy, you need to understand the conventions of the genre and your target audience's expectations so, at the very least, you know when and why you are breaking them. Your constructed world also needs to be consistent within itself.
Yes, you can research but it's a lot easier and safer to stick with what you know. A good friend of mine started writing a thriller set in New York. His mentor asked, "Have you ever been to New York?"
"Then why set a book there? You're going to make mistakes."
He took the advice and now has a highly successful series of thrillers based on a private eye whose office is in... London."
Most of the great artists were and are.
Writing needs dreamers.
However, for success (whatever shape success is for any individual) you need that married together with talent, skill, knowledge and a good team around you.
If you don't have these other important elements all that will remain are the dreams.
Last bumped by Anonymous on Fri Sep 02, 2022 1:17 pm.
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