Why I like to write fiction from unusual angles

My approach to writing fiction is based around writing it from an unusual angle. For example, my upcoming superhero novel Learning How to Fly starts out with the unusual twist of the superhero having to attend remedial flying school. In general when you think of superheroes, you likely don’t imagine them having to attend a remedial flying school to learn how to fly better.

And it’s precisely what people might not imagine that grabs my interest. What better way to present something different and unique then to take an unusual angle with an established genre and play with it through the mediums of my characters. And of course I don’t stop with one angle, but continue to take the story further in different directions than what you might normally expect.

Watch this video below where I share more of my approach to taking on unusual angles with my fiction writing.

And if you’re intrigued, check out my free story the Deadly Mental Waves of Flower where I explore what happens when the quiet life of a fishbowl is disrupted by a flower. Click the button below to get the free story.

How I use Lucid Dreaming to come up with my Fiction ideas

One of the ways that I come up with my ideas for potential stories is through the practice of lucid dreaming. If you’re not familiar with lucid dreaming its basically where you have the conscious awareness that you are in a dream, which allows you to manipulate the dream environment, and also allows you to remember the dream. Many people don’t remember their dreams, but it is possible to. And as a writer, I can tell you its useful for coming away with vivid experiences that can be turned into stories.

My ongoing serial in my newsletter, When Magic Becomes Real, came from a lucid dream. I dreamed about the basic premise of the story and the characters and when I woke up I pulled out a notepad and wrote down the essentials of the story and the characters involved in the story. I didn’t have the full story from the dream, but I had the essential plot, and when I was ready to start writing it I could refer to those notes and create the story.