#IWSG Insecure Writer’s Support Group September 7th
#IWSG Insecure Writer’s Support Group September 7th
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September 7th Hosts
Kim Lajevardi, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguirre, Olga Godim, Michelle Wallace, and Louise – Fundy Blue!
SEPTEMBER 7TH QUESTION – What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?
Literary. I do read some, but find it hard to find books that I really enjoy written in this style. If I don’t love what I write, then the love will not be in my writing. I’ll be bored and so will my reader. If I love what I write, generally, it reflects in my words and readers like or love it too. Horror about like literary, but do read some.
I seldom read the literary genre as I am more of an escape reader, so prefer Sci-fi in various subgenre’s–especially space opera, Fantasy in various subgenres, romance, mystery, and adventure novels. Cozy whatever. I also like thrillers e.g Dan Brown, Tom Clancy, Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton,. Crime like John Grisham and others.
I write speculative fiction which encompasses all these genre’s. I write stuff similar to what I have spent the most time reading. Below are some of my current favorites I am reading.
Forty Proof series, Shannon Mayer
Betwixt and Between series, Darynda Jones
Sigma Force series, James Rollins (Favorite adventure novelist)
Anything Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate etc, novels about fringe science, dinos, space,archeology adventure, paranormal adventures/thrillers, and so forth.
Dresden Files, Jim Butcher
In Death series, J. D. Robb aka Nora Roberts
Harmony series, Jayne Castle aka Jayne Ann Krantz aka Amanda Quick
The Walker Papers series, C. E. Murphy
The Atlantis Gene (Origin Mystery series) A. G. Riddle
These are just a few–so many more…
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September 9, 2022 @ 12:27
I feel the same way about Literary, yet, my 2nd novel was stuck under that category. I’m still not sure why. When I first started writing novels back in 1981, I had to look up what literary was. Love your list, Juneta. We have the same tastes.
September 8, 2022 @ 16:35
I like to read speculative fiction. It’s one of my go-to genres to read when I’m looking for something new 🙂
September 7, 2022 @ 13:49
You nailed it! Yes, I did read a lot of literary fiction in school. One teacher said the first sentence of any story lets you know the theme. So there’s much to learn from reading (and sometimes enjoying) literary fiction. But . . . my first choice is escape. You named all those great categories that let us go on adventures and escape the political, geographic, and social realities for a bit. And write what you love. Who could argue with that. I love history so I began with historical fiction and now am beginning a new series of art crime mysteries — with some connection to history. Have a great month!
September 7, 2022 @ 17:54
You too, thank you for visiting me.
L. Diane Wolfe
September 7, 2022 @ 10:21
I would hate writing literary. Never liked reading it either.
September 7, 2022 @ 17:51
I can probably count on one hand how literary I have read and enjoyed in my life. Actually I can’t do that cause can’t name any right now.
Alex J. Cavanaugh
September 7, 2022 @ 09:42
I read to escape as well, so speculative fiction is my favorite to write.
September 7, 2022 @ 17:47
Yeah, mine too.
September 7, 2022 @ 08:47
I didn’t think of literary, but it’s a great answer. I like to read to escape too and don’t enjoy reading literary. So I wouldn’t want to write in that genre.
September 7, 2022 @ 17:42
Literary and horror although it is not an hard no on horror.