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    What Genres Do You Write?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Brayden Potter, Feb 12, 2011.

    I usually write mysteries and horrors.
     
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    Dystopia, horror, kids' horror/mystery (think "Goosebumps" series, Coraline etc)
     
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    Whodunnits, political and or dystopian fiction, humour and satire (short stories mostly)
     
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    My main novels are fantasy, and my new ones paranormal/fantasy/detective - I have a vague idea for a contempoary fiction involving gay actor getting an author pregnant (They share a brief moment after losing their respective partners in the same accident) it doesn't tick the right boxes to be a romance. I think my male beauty pageant winner is probably humour.

    Short Stories: I have some historicals, humour sketches.

    Then I have a weird diary involving a mad Reverend and a mad Sea Captain shipwrecked together on a desert island. I guess it would be general fiction.
     
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    I aim to write science fiction and fantasy, although I've written a 5,000 word dark fiction story that I liked.

    Most of what I'm currently working on is fantasy -- I've got two SF short stories that are halfway and three-quarters finished, respectively, but I've got a string of fantasy shorts I've been alternating between, and a couple decent but very early starts to fantasy novels.

    I'm a compulsive world-builder, and frankly, it's easier to ask how the world would change if magic were to exist than if a particular technology were to develop. Less research involved, for example. But I like both genres and hope to eventually be published in science fiction, too, not just fantasy like I am now.
     
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    Anyone else and I'd be like, psh, what a doucheface. But yeah, from you, it's pretty much the best descriptor. In a good way. (I'm a fan, publish already.)

    As for me, I guess it's best described as literary fiction. Anything that plays with language, narrative, structure. Yeah.
     
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    I think the best way to describe it would be a mix of psychological, realism and "romantica". I'll sometimes write crime and horror for a change in the winter time - these genres feel more like cold weather writing. I can't concentrate on anything dark or depressing in the summertime.
     
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    Science Fiction. I used to write a lot of fantasy, but I've since moved on to Sci-Fi because it is more inline with my interests.
     
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    Mainly horror fantasy (monster stories), but I'm dabbling in kids fantasy now :)
     
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    Fantasy, romance, horror, and tragedy.
     
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    Probably dystopian sci-fi?
     
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    Legal fiction
     
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    I write action/adventure mostly. Had to write a sci-fi for class once - I absolutely HATED the story but for some reason my teacher loved it (it was pretty creative I have to admit). I want to try psychological thrillers, and maybe a fantasy.
     
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    My first novel attempt was a fantasy. I never finished it because I ended up not liking it. Of course, this was before I realized that most rough drafts suck anyway.

    I've had a much better time with my second and current work, which I would classify as historical science fiction. So, I would put it like this:

    1. What I've done: fantasy, historical science fiction
    2. What I'm willing to do: Any genre that I happen to create a good plot for.
     
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    So far I've written Horror, General, Drama, Humor, and Young Adult, if you want to go by FictionPress terms.
    But my first novel is going to be Young Adult.
     
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    I've written YA Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and general fiction.

    (None of which have been too successful ;))
     
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    Fantasy and Science Fiction mainly, have tried horror before but didn't turn out too well :(.
     
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    I think I write young adult fiction, but I'm not sure exactly what genre it is off the top of my head.
     
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    I tend to write more comical fiction/fantasy, however my current project is more a dark sci-fi/fantasy.
     
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    Sword and Sorcery
    Fantasy
    Horror
    Comedy
     
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    I usually write military fiction - which I believe is not too popular a genre, I could be wrong.
     
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    What is military fiction?
     
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    I'll answer that, since I write the same. Stories about war, or military combat, contemporary or historical. It could be a story about Roman legionaries, the captain of a 74-gun ship in Nelson's fleet, a Luftwaffe pilot or a US Navy SEAL.

    I have written a bunch of stories that are mostly centered on small unit actions, in some cases with a private army fighting against state-sponsored ones. One will hopefully shortly be published.

    I also write, on a smaller scale, humour stories, action/adventure, and political or historical thrillers.
     
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    W.E.B. Griffin's bread and butter.
     

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