How do you go about consciously aping the voice/tone/style of a particular genre of fiction or writer?
I'm trying to produce some writing in imitation of a particular genre.
Obviously the first step is 'read a lot of genre x,' but I seem stuck at the next part of producing writing in that style.
So I'm seeking advice on how to go about this. Are there any details I should be particularly paying attention to? Any exercises you could suggest?
More detail on what I'm trying to do in case it helps:
I'm trying to write a Fiasco playset
. Which is basically of a list of things (relationships, objects, needs, locations) which define a setting. I'm aiming for an Ancient Greek playset based on ancient comedy
. The writing style of playsets is supposed to imitate the style of fiction you're copying which is where I'm struggling.
Although I'd prefer generic answers since I'm sure I'll run into this problem again.