Something just occurred to me. I have loads of stories that fit within genres I don't read a whole lot of. Take, for instance, my sci-fi and fantasy stories. The only reason I even wanted to write sci-fi and fantasy was because I've played loads of fantasy and sci-fi videogames; yet the only fantasy books I've read were Harry Potter and The Inheritance Cycle. Sci-fi? Nope, I've never read a single sci-fi novel unless you consider Frankenstein and I Am Legend as sci-fi. My Western stories have the same problem. I played Red Dead Redemption and boom, I had a Western idea in my head. This is a little different as I'm slowly teaching myself o get into Western by reading books set in the Wild West. Same with the supernatural horror stories. Is it weird, do you think, that I want to write a sci-fi or a fantasy when I don't even read them? I'm not sure playing fantasy videogames count, so I'm not going to bother using that as an excuse. The reason I ask is because I've always heard that you have to read the material in order to write about it. If I'm not into fantasy and sci-fi books, then why do I want to write them? Should I write them? I know it looks like I'm asking for validation, but I'm not. I'm just asking what your opinion is on writing in a genre you don't read much of/aren't into that much.