For some people, they have a specific genre or style of writing that they adhere to, regardless of intent. For me, however, I tend to be more experimental, and try to broaden my horizons by trying out new styles at every opportunity. As a freelance ghostwriter, I always encourage my clients to try new things, because I firmly believe that pushing the limits of artistic voice captures the attention of readers, and brings them back for more.
Plus, if I push the limits of a specific genre, I can carve out my own niche in the writing universe.
Some things I have experimented with (both for my own amusement and for clients) have been:
- Poetry: Blank and Free Verse, sonnets, and epics
- Short Stories
- Non-Fiction works in a variety of niches