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Genre currently working on?

  1. crime/thriller

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
  2. fantasy

    16 vote(s)
    29.6%
  3. general fiction

    21 vote(s)
    38.9%
  4. horror

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
  5. historical fiction

    3 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. romance

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
  7. sci fi

    13 vote(s)
    24.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 123456789
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    What genre are you working on right now?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by 123456789, Aug 15, 2013.

    If more than one, pick the more important one.
     
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    I'm about three weeks away from sending off my young adult science-fiction novel. There isn't enough science-fiction on the shelves these days, so I'm attempting to bring it back in a big way. :p The difficult thing about writing sci-fi is that technology is quite good these days, so it takes more to impress people, especially teenagers. But hopefully I've done all right. :)
     
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    Fantasy, though I'd love yo dabble in other genres at some point. I'm discovering my forte really lies in romance and drama, but I'm not sure I wanna write something set only in the real world - I've not really done that very much in my life. It's just always been fantasy.
     
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    If it's drama, like, family drama, or anything romantic in a dramatic sense (suicidal lovers, or a divorce, for instance), I'd put it in general fiction. If its romantic, like, the whole point of this story is to enjoy a love affair, then put it in romance.
     
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    My and KaTrian's current WIP is sci-fi. Once we've finished the current (approx.1000th) draft, we'll return to an old fantasy piece.
     
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    Did you vote for her too or she'll vote separately? I take these results very seriously!! ;)
     
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    I certainly hope not! That would be sad indeed.
     
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    This is going into my PhD thesis.
     
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    I cringe. I weep.
     
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    I wager she'll cast her own vote, being a bored office drone, i.e. a WF regular.

    I do commend you on your choice of thesiseseses. :D


    ETA: I neither cringe nor weep, but I do rue and lament.
     
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    My WIP is a YA Sci-Fi book with a little bit of romance sprinkled through there ;)
     
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    Mine is a mystery in an urban fantasy setting.
     
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    Finishing up the first draft to the third novel in my fantasy series. If my publisher likes it, hopefully it'll be released by late spring.
     
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    Mine is a futuristic-polictical-humor-anti-romance-pseudoerotic-dramatic-somewhat fantasy.
    Kinda hard to know what button to click.
     
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    ....... General Fiction -_-
     
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    Science fiction.
     
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    Renegades (appalling working title) is an action-drama, with elements of sci-fi, while my as-yet-unnamed book about Somerled is historical fiction.
     
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    Lots of science fiction and fantasy. More than I expected.
     
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    I was going to say the same thing. I'm a bit surprised.
     
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    I know a lot of people write in those genres, of course, but when you have writing forums like Mythic Scribes dedicated to fantasy, and others dedicated to Science Fiction, I thought there would be a more even distribution, if not a majority, in the general fiction genre. Not that it matters; just found it interesting.
     
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    I actually write in a range of genres; it's just the OP wanted the most important one. If I included everything (novels only), then it would be: science-fiction, fantasy, drama, and crime/thriller. :p
     
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    I wanted to make this as unbiased as possible. We could argue all day and night about what we like to write and don't like to write, so I thought I'd make it easy and narrow it down to what we're physically doing right now, and only the most important work.

    I'm not surprised by the current results. I anticipated this, considering that a majority of the threads in the character, setting, and plot sections pertain to fantasy and science fiction.

    To all those who voted sci fi or fantasy, congratulations, you're all rivals :D
     
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    That's fair enough - I was just pointing out to Steerpike that this poll is showing only what we're currently working on/is most important.

    I'm not surprised either, to be honest.

    And thanks for the rivalry boost, there, 123! :p
     
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    I also write a variety. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, general fiction, thriller. I have an idea for a Western as well. Right now, the main one is a fantasy.
     
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    I guess we are all rivals to an extent. I read across all genres.
     

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