- If you usually write historical fiction, start a story with a robot.
- If your stories skew toward science fiction, try your hand at a bodice-ripper or a western (no lasers allowed).
- If you usually write erotic fiction, write a children's story.
Ulterior motiveOn Friday, I published a quotation from William Sansom about writers being in a perpetual state of astonishment. It's a pretty romantic statement, but I think it can be true.
Stretch yourself, try something new, take a chance. And astonish yourself.