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    What does everyone write?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Paul Henderson, Jun 4, 2014.

    Greetings all.

    I write romance.

    What sort of writing does everyone do?
     
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    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

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    I write speculative nonfiction of dragons.
    ...and also smart-ass, sarcastic replies:dry:

    Welcome to the Forum!!!
     
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    EdFromNY Hope to improve with age Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum. Don't mind @Garball - he gets moody when he's had too many ginger ales. :rant:

    My current project is a historical novel, but I don't look to lock myself in to one specific genre.
     
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    In theory, I'm writing a Fantasy story (of sorts). In praxis, I'm mostly posting here.
     
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    Welcome. I write Low Fantasy.
     
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    I write mainly fantasy and SF (novels) but with short stories I've also written mystery, horror/suspense, and inspirational.
     
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    sunsplash Bona fide beach bum

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    My main joy is children's...picture books, early reader/transition, and chapter. I do some poetry and general fiction, I have an adventure piece in its very early stages, and am still slowly battling with a memoir. My personal goal is to someday write a grand historical fiction (since that's my preference as a reader) but I don't have nearly the time now to dedicate toward research. I'll be hitting up @EdFromNY when it comes time for me because he'll be a best seller by then and hopefully want to show me the ropes! ;)
     
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    Mostly general fiction. Lately I've taken an interest in poetry, so I've been writing some of that as well.
     
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    Mostly science fiction and speculative fiction, but I've also done some general "literary" fiction.

    A lot of what I write is alternative-history, which I suppose is a form of fantasy, but I don't like that term. When most people hear "fantasy," they think "magic." I have never written about magic (not seriously, anyway) and probably never will.
     
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    A.M.P. People Buy My Books for the Bio Photo Supporter Contributor

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    I mostly write low fantasy stories that deal with man vs. environment and portray characters that have done most of their personal growth and now have philosophical clashes internally, between comarades, and the antagonists.
     
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    I typically stick to general fiction--real people in the real world with real problems. Although I did try my hand at a post-apocalyptic/spec-fiction novel on my last project. It was interesting, but I think I'll be going back to general fiction for a while.
     
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    I write comedy sci-fi. When I'm not writing comedy sci-fi, I'm writing comedy other stuff. Or cheques to the credit card company.
     
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    General fiction I guess, I don't like to put myself in any one genre.
     
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    i've written pretty much anything that takes words... in all mediums: stage plays; screenplays; poetry; song lyrics; ad copy; articles; columns; fiction; non-fiction; essays; legal briefs and contracts... only genres i don't like, so haven't written are p/b romance and oddball stuff like 'steam punk' [whatever that is] and its ilk...

    nowadays, i write philosophical essays and what i call 'philosetry' [philosophical poetry] of my own, but have done ghostwriting for clients in a variety of fiction genres and offer both free mentoring and fee-based editing/rewriting services, on anything that has no violent content...
     
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    Love stories. I'm not sure if they qualify as romance - it depends on what the primary focus ends up being.
     
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    True life and romantic/erotic fiction. Not in the same book.

    Future plans include another rom/ero fiction, another true life and a third fiction that will be more thriller/suspense (I hope) than romance.
     
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    SF and Historical, thriller, crime, fantasy, action, themed erotica.
     
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    Weird stuff - :rofl:
    But I like to put literary touches in the oddness though, make it a little bit more than what it is.
     
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    Poetry is what I'm most experienced with.
    I'm working on writing satire, essays, and eventually I want to write at least one hyper-realistic novel(la)
     
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    I write science fiction, but I've been told that some of my stories fall into a different genre. Who gets to decide what genre a story falls under anyway? I swear it's arbitrary sometimes.
     
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    It's all just labels to help readers find your stuff. Sometimes I cringe at the thought of putting something in General Fiction. Seems like setting sail on a toy boat with tankers like Margaret Atwood and Donna Tartt and Chuck Palahniuk. But I guess it could be the same in every section.
     
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    I'm on my first "major" project, but it's youth fiction. If I were to write more books after this one, I think I'd probably primarily stick to that genre.
     
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    Hmmm... well, I do more reading now than writing. Studying up, you see. :read: I write whatever comes up--that is, if it's interesting enough. I've written more poetry than fiction recently, although fiction is my strong point of the two. In fiction, I tend to write general fiction, but I am working my way back towards sci-fi fantasy and adventure and all that. Still, much of my recent writing, has been in academia since I've been in college for the last two years. So literary essays, lab reports, research papers and all that.

    Now that summer's here and I've taken my editing class, I've been doing more editing and writing critiques and transmittal letters, as well as a few small things like short bios and web copy. Editing is actually my prime focus right now. I'm still pretty fresh, but I'm learning a lot of things at once. :D
     
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    Not sure what genere you'd it classify as but I write mostly drug addict fiction centering around heroin addicts.
     
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