"Try any goddam thing you like, no matter how boringly normal or outrageous. If it works, fine. If it doesn't, toss it. Toss it even if you love it." --Stephen King
Then I remembered the middle-grade novel I wrote about four middle-schoolers who struggle to save their community from hideous sea snakes that control the brains of humans they inhabit. These are not ordinary sea snakes. They were genetically engineered by the U.S. government as a weapon of war. But the government’s plan failed when the ship carrying the sea snakes on a top secret mission sank.
And, you know, that's really out there, too, and I wrote it so I guess I can write pretty outrageous stuff.
How about you. Do you hold yourself back, thinking it's so outrageous or do you give it a whirl? I think that it doesn't matter how far-fetched an idea is, if you can make it believable, it works.
And don't forget to do the show, don't tell exercise.