This post is part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG) Blog Hop. Sign up ! April's optional question: Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc. or add controversial topics to your work? Wow. My first instinct is that, no, I don't. Not in style or POV or anything like that. But in thinking about it, Echelon is about interplanetary slavery, and the associated short story I published has a mixed-race heroine who falls in love with her alien master's son. So, given recent events yeah, I guess I do take risks and cover controversial topics. I hope I do it well, with understanding and sensitivity to the complexity of said issues. What about you? What risks do you take in writing and or/life?