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    Started in one genre end up in another.

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by TheSerpantofNar, Jan 10, 2013.

    Well I started working on what was going to be a southern gothic horror story that has now. Turned into a Southern Gothic black comedy/horror :rolleyes: Oddly I didn't start it out with that intention when I started writing it:confused: ever had that happen its new to me.
     
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    I just let the story take me wherever. Most of the time I end up liking it better than the original vision anyway. Kinda startling at first, but you very rarely have full control.
     
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    Well I just didn't see it going a black comedy direction that it has taken yeah it was startling at first.
     
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    Genres are marketing tools, nothing more. Write the story and don't worry about how it will be classified.
     
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    Happened to me with my latest project. I wanted it to be a romance, but it's gearing towards a tragic tale.
     
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    As long as the shift is organic and not forced its fine. ie you don't want a Gothic horror for half the novel then all of a sudden whoosh an alien space ship appears and the next half is action sci fi (extreme example i know :D)
     
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    Just let the story take you wherever it likes, I guess. I once started writing a short story I intended to be an action sci-fi, but finished it as a philosophical sci-fi drama. I kinda got to keep the sci-fi part, though. :D
     

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