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    what category does a dystopian story post in?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by dbesim, Apr 3, 2014.

    Hi guys, I'm a new member who is barely two weeks old on this site. I still cannot post my story in the Workshop part, because I'm still not two weeks into the forums. I have a completed story I would like to post, and it's about a dystopian government (reminiscent of George Orwell, 1984). However, I would like to know what sort of category my short story belongs in. I don't know whether my story about a dystopian government belongs under 'horror,' 'science fiction,' or another category.

    What category would you recommend that my dystopian story be posted into on this website? Any suggestions will help.
     
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    Not Horror. Maybe Science Fiction, depending how far afield your story goes. But General Fiction sounds like it might be the safest bet.
     
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    Thanks for verifying this for me. I was alternating between posting it in horror, or science fiction. It doesn't contain much gruesomeness, so that would probably eliminate the 'horror' category, so now I'll be pivoting between the 'general fiction' and 'science fiction' categories. It isn't anything like Dr Who, or Star Wars, but it is an imaginary government, so it might have a place within the science fiction option too. I will decide on it's category eventually.
     
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    Keep stories like 1984 in mind. No spaceships, no robots, no aliens, just a bleak and tortured future-scape dominated by a gigantic, oppressive government and very much Science Fiction.
     
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    Non-fiction. LOL!
     
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    Yes, I'll keep that in mind. It's similar (apart from the mind-reading part). The government within my story is still new, and although it has the potential to get more and more excessive, it hasn't gotten to the point of oppression it wants to be in (because it's new).


    Yes, I see you're implying that it's possible, but the story itself is completely made up.
     
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    Speaking of posting questions, remind me again where new members who come here to advertise books or services are suppose to post that stuff?
     
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    For a small cost, they can make a banner and advertise right on top, I think :) Or subtly mention their books in their posts ;-)
     
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    Oh, wow.. As much as I'd have liked to do that, I can't.
    1. Having written plenty stories, I'm not published.
    2. I've revealed absolutely no information at all people would contact me about.
    3. I never reveal any personal information of myself on these sorts of sites.

    4. Does any of this have anything to do with the topic concerned?
     
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    I'll post the story up under 'General Fiction' in a week (when I can). It completely fits the guideline requirements. If you have any objections to this please inbox me, and not try to publicly humiliate me in front of everyone else, because that is not the professional thing to do.
     
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    No. This is called "thread-jacking". Once we answer the OP's (original poster) question, we spend the rest of the week on unrelated side topics and entertain ourselves. :)

    That reminds me of a story....
     
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    Yes, indeed, it would almost remind me of my own. :)
     
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    I apologize for the sidetrack. I didn't want to start a new thread for my one question.

    Sometimes it really is that simple.
     
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    Hi guys, having joined on 28 March (two weeks), and posted over 20 critiques of other people's work, I would like to know why the 'thread' option isn't available to me within the Workshop section. I was about to post my work, and having fulfilled the requirements, why is it not available to me?
     
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    Hi guys, it's perfectly fine now, and I've finally been able to post my dystopian story under 'General Fiction.' It's called 'The Government Boycott', and I hope you enjoy reading it :)
     

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