My characters want me to write a zombie story. I’ve watched plenty of zombie movies Dawn of the Dead, Zombieland (if you’re familiar with my blog, you know I like lists and will understand this movies appeal to me), 28 Days Later, The Crazies, Shawn of the Dead (cracked me up), Resident Evil (all of them – big Milla Jovovich fan), I am Legend (though, technically those were vampires) and am looking forward to the next season of AMC’s The Walking Dead (returns October 16, mark your calendars). Yet surprisingly, other than I AM LEGEND, I haven’t read a zombie novel. Does watching a bunch of zombie movies qualify me to write a zombie story? I don’t know, I just know these characters will continue haunting me until I write their story.
Has this ever happened to you? Characters coming to you with a story you feel under qualified to write? Or one out of your genre/element?