Like the New Wave of French cinema in the fifties and sixties, there is another form of writing taking shape, called hybrid fiction. I have experimented with a few of these forms, and have found they spark my imagination—take my mind in diverse directions.
The following are frameworks, or foundations, that the hybrid uses as a structure, and then goes from there:
1. Advice column
2. Board/card game: https://sarahleastories.com/2015/05/01/poem-a-day-writers-digest-challenge-30-theme-bury-the-blank/
3. Christmas letter
4. Church program
5. Deck of cards
6. Last Will & Testament
7. Medical chart/records
8. Obituary (or even an entire newspaper/scrapbook of clippings)
9. Open letter
10. Police report
11. Radio show
14. “Bressay” (an essay built around a book review): https://sarahleastories.com/2016/09/18/book-review-womens-wisdom-pass-it-on/
15. Resumes, e-mails, etc. This is something Sophie Kinsella has done in her “Shopaholic” series; sometimes they are the funniest bits of the book. However, considering we already know the character of Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood), it adds context to these bits, so the real challenge is for these to be able to stand alone.