I recently wrote about 3 Ways to Improve Your Fiction Writing where I discussed writing pastiches. I’m always curious who else A quick search in my WordPress Reader led me to the discovery of Geri Schear’s site and her article How to Write a Sherlock Holmes Pastiche.
Even if you’re not into Sherlock Holmes, her advice is applicable for any genre. As I already said in my post, the pastiche is an excellent and fun way to practice and improve your writing skills. Think of it as a concerted effort at emulating your literary heroes.