Friday, April 8, 2011

♥.•*¨G is for . . .



Genre!

So, what's my genre?

Really, are you kidding? The very first writers conference I attended instructed us newbies to stick to ONE genre--because it would be difficult to establish yourself as an author if you wrote nonfiction, science fiction and horror. I can see that. *in my whiny voice* But I can't limit my muse!

That's one reason why I choose YA. I can write all those and keep it under the YA belt. My other reason is because it's easier to keep my books clean without having to explain myself or lower my standards to agents or publishers or anyone else who might want to see a little more leg.  ;)

I sure can't wait to see why fellow FFW's choose the genres they do: Anastasia V. Pergakis,  J. D. Brown, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Deirdra Eden-Coppel, M. Pax,  Jeffrey Beesler, Charlene A. Wilson, and Andrew J. Cooper!  

What's your genre?

20 comments:

  1. Well, I am not a writer, but I am a reader and I love historic novels, and then loads of jewelery
    and crafting books.
    I am having a giveaway to celebrate my "Grand opening" of my very own Etsy shop.
    I would also like to thank you for becoming one of my followers. My post for today with letter G is gratitude, so there you are, thanks and I really hope that you enjoy reading my blog, and maybe you could give me a tip or two on my writing.

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  2. Nah, I can't limit to just one genre. Maybe I'd have different pen names for different genres, if I HAD to, but I find too many different genres fascinating to stick to just one :D

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  3. That's a great reason to write YA! Seriously! I don't want to limit myself either, esp since, as a novice, you never know where your "big break" will come from. But I do focus on the genre I love, Urban Fantasy. And I have a second pen name for my erotica. I do have plans to write a Sci-Fi and even a High Fantasy, but those ideas are waiting their turn on the back burner because I want to establish myself as an urban fantasy writer first.

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  4. I'm writing action thriller, rather like Dan Brown's work. Four years and counting on my first novel!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  5. Talk about newbie...with my first novel, I made up a genre. EEEEEK! I can just see the agent's face when they read my query. Now this newbie knows.

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  6. Hello Elizabeth...love your A-Z posts. I write Middle Grade Fiction, but in future I would like to try YA and also a full fledged novel.

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  7. I've just discovered over at Madeleine's Scribble and Edit blog that I write paranormal contemporary fiction for adults!!! Yay!!! Take care
    x

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  8. And I applaud you for sticking to your morals!

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  9. I picked YA for the same reason - flexible, and you can keep it as clean as you want. Similarly for MG, if I want to write about something that DOESN'T have a love-story in it! (And yes, those are stories too). :)

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  10. I think you may have just chosen my 'genre" for me. I am so glad I listened to Alex and stopped by here today!!

    Dafeenah

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  11. I really want to write anything fictional and historic books and I will. Just as soon as I am done writing about tragedy.
    Great post.

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  12. You mean you can't combine them. Darn, I wanted to write the first children's paranormal, historical, mytholical picture book.

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  13. Oh - this whole sticking to one genre, author branding thing kills me. I ended up looking at my story ideas and most of them can loosely be called science based thrillers, so that is what I'm going with for now. Maybe eventually I can get established and branch out a bit more =)

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  14. I just wanted to start by saying that you have a gorgeous blog! As far as genres go, I tent to mostly write adult suspense/thriller, but I've thought of toning things down a little so I, too, can enter the YA genre. Good luck with your ventures. I'm now a follower.

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  15. I chose a broader genre so I can also write in the subgenres. :D I like your trick for getting around it, too.

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  16. Id love to try all genres. Neil Gaiman does that:))

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  17. I'm not a writer, but my favorites are mainly fantasy and science fiction. so, I suppose either would be my genre of choice, if I were to write.

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  18. I tend to write romance, but they have elements from other genres. My first novel was a paranormal romance. I found each area has sub-genres...except for maybe westerns? Though I did see a preview of a movie where the cowboys in the wild west were visited by aliens and battle them to save the day. um...a sci-fi/western/suspense???

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  19. My favorite is definitely fantasy, but I also enjoy historic fiction and sci-fi.

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  20. It's so wonderful to see what inspires us all! I should put this quote under my header "Obey your Muse." I wonder if that would be tacky?

    Thanks for visiting, for commenting! Have a great weekend. SO excited!

    ♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

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