The usual recap to begin . . .
. . . The Friday Question was, What specific style/genre/type of writing is the one you most want to write?
And my Saturday Answer is . . .
. . . One which changes all the time! If I read a thriller, then I want to write a thriller. If I read a detective/mystery novel, then that is what I want to write. And so on . . . But the type of writing which is constant, no matter what I am reading, is sports writing.
There are some great sports writers in the UK but the outlets are either through newspapers or sport specific monthly magazines. There is a growing number of weekly ‘newspapers’ specifically for sport but they generally tend to be match reports rather than anything in-depth pieces on teams/players/coaches. The rise of Podcasts has really begun to unearth some great content, which would equally be great to see in writing.
A UK version of Sports Illustrated would be outstanding.
I tend to be slightly negative about my own sports writing as I am not a great ‘fill it full of stats/facts’ kind of guy, but more focused on stories and trends.
Sports writing is an area I intend to devote more time to developing.
What’s your Saturday Answer to the Friday Question?