Q: What’s a genre you’d like to write, but don’t or can’t?

A: I’d love to write a heist story, either cyberpunk or fantasy. I’ve tried once or twice but the craft of getting a good twist in plain sight, without resorting to pulling stuff out of a hat has thus far eluded me. There’s a lot to love in the heist genre – getting a gang together, often with new or old frictions, backstories, cool tricks and pulling things back from the brink at the last minute through redirection. One day, I’ll get there.


L. Chan’s story “Seven Scraps Unwritten
in Metaphorosis Friday, 17 April 2020.
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