Discussion in 'By the Genre' started by Brayden Potter, Feb 12, 2011.
I usually write mysteries and horrors.
Dystopia, horror, kids' horror/mystery (think "Goosebumps" series, Coraline etc)
Whodunnits, political and or dystopian fiction, humour and satire (short stories mostly)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mainly horror fantasy (monster stories), but I'm dabbling in kids fantasy now
Fantasy, romance, horror, and tragedy.
Probably dystopian sci-fi?
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.
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.
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.
I've written YA Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and general fiction.
(None of which have been too successful )
Fantasy and Science Fiction mainly, have tried horror before but didn't turn out too well .
I think I write young adult fiction, but I'm not sure exactly what genre it is off the top of my head.
I tend to write more comical fiction/fantasy, however my current project is more a dark sci-fi/fantasy.
Sword and Sorcery
I usually write military fiction - which I believe is not too popular a genre, I could be wrong.
What is military fiction?
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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