One of the many pieces of writing advice out there is to read everything you can get your hands on, especially if it is outside the genre you usually write in. I suggest writing in other genres as well. It might just be a short exercise to try it, or it could be journey into something great. Different genres use a variety of techniques and it is a good idea to learn as many of them as you can. This will benefit you greatly as a writer and help you develop your skills.

Four of my books are fantasy and one is science fiction. I have a manuscript that is police fiction, a romance novel, something I haven’t identified yet, and a western. The western is set to come out in October. I also have story starts that are lots of different genres. I may not be very good at some of them, but I’ve learned a lot from trying them. So, I encourage you to do the same. Maybe you’ll find out a talent you didn’t know you had, or you’ll have a piece that helped you grow as you slip it into a bottom drawer never to be seen again.


About heathersdomain

I'm B. Heather Mantler. I have been a writer for most of my life, with my primary focus being novels. In 2010 I learned how to finish a book through NaNoWriMo and have since used NaNoWriMo sessions (November and Camp) to write my fantasy series The Kings of Proster. I also have other novels out; Committed to Her Enemy, Chenarcor, Princess or Pirate, and A Thief In Search of a Baby. I've always got another book on the go. You can find me on Twitter under B. Heather Mantler. Also if you have any suggestions, or things you want to me to write about, send me an e-mail at To help me out financially:

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