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    What's the next big thing?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by pamedria, Apr 4, 2016.

    What's the next big thing in writing, publishing and life? An ambiguous and personal question which has not right answer. What is YOUR personal answer?
     
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    I'm starting a production company with my brother, to make a radiodrama/podcast.
     
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    I'm going to stick with answering the writing question. The life question could descend into a lounge thread.
    I would say books that are more mixed media could be the next big thing for fiction. Books imbedded with old photos, artwork, clippings, etc.
    As for genre - with all the discussion about the climate issues - environmental thrillers, dystopians, or dramas could be the next big thing.
    Or topics like racephobia or doom hysterics.
     
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    That's an awesome title right there, all by itself. :-D
     
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    Definitely melodramas involving hairpieces and bids for political power
     
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    Hard to say. I think it's impossible to predict anything like that. I follow a few blogs which track this topic pretty faithfully and there's really nothing on the horizon that any of them have taken note of. Seems like the traditional book format will continue for a while, but if changes come they may be due to things we can't see yet.

    Big changes in cinema (which is why I'm here, now, lol) but there too it's hard to make hard predictions.

    I think the next big thing will be more in the arena of cultural shifts, worldwide, and probably sustenance issues (again, worldwide). IOW if a catastrophe breaks out we won't be much worried about entertainment or enlightenment.
     
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    Considering the trend of bad writing getting high praises, I am going to say bad writing in various genres. As for the future I am not sure, but it will definitely revolve around some new techno doodad, cause people like tech. Life will always be wacky and unpredictable, so have fun. :p
     
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    I'd like to see a word processor that has a transparent background. I'd get a lot more writing done if I could look at the sky and write simultaneously. It will probably arrive sooner than later.
     
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    i don't know how to answer this, I hope the next big thing in publishing is first person dystopian novels about a serial killers a la my current project. The biggest thing in my life currently is trying to be happy, not that I'm depressed, I just want to be in a better place. :) that seems like a good thing right?
     
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    Martian sci-fi probably. Not that that hasn't been a common thread for a long while. Just that I think it will boom when the possibilities of manned missions and Martian Colonies come into view for the geneal population. We used to dream of the moon, now we'll dream of touching Mars.

    I think book publishing is largely going to stay the same. I think independent publishing house will get stronger in the future as well. But we can only see, or try to start one ourselves.
     
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    Well... we've had fan fiction, flash fiction and slash fiction. How about errr; 'Cash Fiction', where writers of great repute stream their WIPs live as they're being written. Straight to their followers—edits, rewrites and revisions for epigone and aspirant alike to pore and to consume... right there in the raw.

    ^ A whimsical unthoughtthrough reply there... but I wager it'd have legs.
     
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    I see what you did there. :D:D
     
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    That's actually quite interesting.
     
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    You could touch-type while staring out the window. ;)
     
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    At first, I thought this was going to be some new thing where writers get paid. :(
     
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    This totally went over my head until I read @Oscar Leigh's comment.

    Good one.
     
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    Trump is veritable fountain of potential for humour. Especially the idea of there actually being "President Trump" :ohno::bigconfused:
     
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    Yeah, I've been trying hard not to pay attention to that whole thing. (I'm just a neighbour, not a resident.) But some of the gags have been unavoidable... and funny if you don't mind political humour.

    But, there's nothing new in what that guy's selling.
     
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    That'll be "your highness President Trump", for you. We will let you Aussies enter our country to clean our living rooms and scrub the bathrooms.
     
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    ME. ALL ME. HAIL THE DIABETES.

    Or endless Game Of Thrones spin-offs.
     
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    The next big thing for writers will be becoming bitter drunken narcissists who can't believe the world doesn't understand their genius.


    Just like always.
     
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    * marches off for a pint of bitter at the Shifty Shady Arms *
     
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    We might find out on the 16th.
     
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    Business as usual. Well, I must say I'm a bit disappointed. (sigh) Now, if only I drank, I could drown my sorrows.
     
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