Tags:
  1. Naomasa298

    Naomasa298 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2019
    Messages:
    1,465
    Likes Received:
    1,528
    Location:
    The White Rose county, UK

    Do you stick to one genre?

    Discussion in 'By the Genre' started by Naomasa298, Sep 12, 2019.

    Do you tend to stick to one genre in your stories?

    I tended to only write fantasy in the past, but since I've come back into writing, I've tried my hand at horror, history and comedy, as well as imitating another author's style. Mainly, I've done this to see if I could, and if I enjoyed the challenge - and I must say, I have been enjoying it.

    How about you all?
     
  2. peachalulu

    peachalulu Member Reviewer Contributor

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Messages:
    4,322
    Likes Received:
    3,149
    Location:
    occasionally Oz , mainly Canada
    Yes, no I don't tend to stick to genre norms. So even though I write different genres I still have a similar style. So I don't know if anyone could call any of my stories true horror, true sci-fi or true fantasy.
     
    deadrats and jannert like this.
  3. LoaDyron

    LoaDyron Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Messages:
    870
    Likes Received:
    1,204
    Although I donĀ“t stick with one genre, I have the main one which explains my story and plot. But generally no, I will always bring other genres to complete.
     
  4. Night Herald

    Night Herald Voice of Unreason Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 23, 2012
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    1,458
    Location:
    Norway
    Most of what I write is Fantasy. Most of the rest is Sci-Fi. The infinitesimal remainder is Horror. Then again, I often blend two of those (or all three) in my stories. Sometimes there is a clear primary genre with just a bit of spice from the other ones, sometimes there's a distinct ~50-50 split, and sometimes even I have trouble telling where a given story belongs.
     
  5. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll Thinking... Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2015
    Messages:
    16,021
    Likes Received:
    22,453
    Location:
    Where cushions are comfy, and straps hold firm.
    Nope, but I do like Sci-fi. Though I like mix one or more together
    to make genre soup. :p
     
  6. NiallRoach

    NiallRoach Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2015
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    572
    Location:
    The middle of the UK
    I write straight contemporary, literary fare. I enjoy fantasy and sci fi but world building is unfathomably boring to me so I can't really write either.
     
  7. MGSpear.com

    MGSpear.com New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2019
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I write mostly horror, but sometimes I dabble in regular adult fiction and on rare occasions poetry. I like to write for whatever story I want to tell, and if it's different from my main genre, then so be it.
     
  8. JLT

    JLT Contributor Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,087
    Likes Received:
    1,270
    Good question! My main writing consists of essays and other non-fiction, as my blog shows, but I also do some poetry and song-writing, and the very occasional short fiction piece.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice