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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

    123456789 Contributing Member Contributor

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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.
     
  2. Thomas Kitchen

    Thomas Kitchen Proofreader in the Making Contributor

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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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  3. Mckk

    Mckk Moderator Staff Supporter Contributor

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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.
     
  4. 123456789

    123456789 Contributing Member Contributor

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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.
     
  5. T.Trian

    T.Trian Overly Pompous Bastard Staff Supporter Contributor

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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.
     
  6. 123456789

    123456789 Contributing Member Contributor

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    Did you vote for her too or she'll vote separately? I take these results very seriously!! ;)
     
  7. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    I certainly hope not! That would be sad indeed.
     
  8. 123456789

    123456789 Contributing Member Contributor

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    This is going into my PhD thesis.
     
  9. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    I cringe. I weep.
     
  10. T.Trian

    T.Trian Overly Pompous Bastard Staff Supporter Contributor

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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.
     
  11. CyberFD

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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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    ManOrAstroMan Magical Space Detective Contributor

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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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    peachalulu Contributing Member Reviewer Contributor

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    Mine is a futuristic-polictical-humor-anti-romance-pseudoerotic-dramatic-somewhat fantasy.
    Kinda hard to know what button to click.
     
  15. 123456789

    123456789 Contributing Member Contributor

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    ...
    ....... General Fiction -_-
     
  16. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Science fiction.
     
  17. Gallowglass

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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.
     
  18. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Supporter Contributor

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    Lots of science fiction and fantasy. More than I expected.
     
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    thirdwind Contributing Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

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    I was going to say the same thing. I'm a bit surprised.
     
  20. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Supporter Contributor

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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.
     
  21. Thomas Kitchen

    Thomas Kitchen Proofreader in the Making Contributor

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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
     
  22. 123456789

    123456789 Contributing Member Contributor

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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
     
  23. Thomas Kitchen

    Thomas Kitchen Proofreader in the Making Contributor

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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
     
  24. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Supporter Contributor

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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.
     
  25. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Supporter Contributor

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    I guess we are all rivals to an extent. I read across all genres.
     

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