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This month's question: What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?
For shootin’ sure
The worst genre for me to tackle would be True Crime
I can write and read about blood, gore, and torture in a novel
Because it’s fiction.
But I couldn’t write a book based on real horrific circumstances
I wouldn’t want that horror in my psyche.
Back when I read Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood
I was creepily fascinated until I learned it was based on the real murders of the Clutter family in 1959.
It was called a “nonfiction novel”
And some still pose the question:
Is In Cold Blood a creative work? A novel? Or journalism?
I also learned that Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird helped Truman wih the research of In Cold Blood. Both grew up in Monroeville, Alabama and were best friends and remained close until Truman's jealousy over Lee's success caused them to go their separate ways. Didn't know that.
But what surprised me the most was learning that Truman Capote also wrote
Breakfast at Tiffany's .
Oh, the dichotomy Truman!
Romantic comedy & Neo-noir.
But I guess that’s the fun of being a writer, isn’t it?
We’re not just storytellers
We create characters and build worlds
With the freedom to write
Whatever our fertile brains desire.
Which genre wouldn’t you tackle?