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Poll: What's Your Favorite WRITING Genre?
Mainstream Fiction
--- 4 (10.81%)
ChickLit
--- 2 (5.41%)
Fantasy
--- 8 (21.62%)
Science Fiction
--- 2 (5.41%)
True Crime
-- 0 (0%)
Suspense
--- 2 (5.41%)
Horror
--- 3 (8.11%)
Romance
--- 2 (5.41%)
Light Erotica
-- 0 (0%)
Erotica
--- 1 (2.7%)
Pornography
-- 0 (0%)
History
-- 0 (0%)
Non-Fiction
--- 5 (13.51%)
Religion
-- 0 (0%)
History
-- 0 (0%)
Other --- 8 (21.62%)

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[*] posted on 1/16/2008 at 03:40 AM
What's Your Favorite WRITING Genre?


Vote for your favorite genre to write in and then if you want to tell us why!



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[*] posted on 4/3/2008 at 02:05 PM


My writing experience has mostly been in mysteries, which I logged as "suspence" as I did not see a "teacake" heading. I tried my hand at a political thriller once, to ill effect, so it is back to mysteries. The problem is that there have been so many written, that nearly everything, no matter how original you think it is, is derivitave of something else. So, like Shakespear, I try to steal plots only from the best.



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[*] posted on 4/3/2008 at 05:44 PM


Right now I am working on children's stories, poetry, lyrics, articles and I just finished the first chapter of a fiction spy thriller. I would like to try my hand at many different genres.



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[*] posted on 4/3/2008 at 07:54 PM


Fantasy!

I love to completely create a new reality and make everything fit inside it. SO much more exciting to me than dealing with the REAL reality.

As I heard someone say once, "I not only think outside the box, I build a NEW box and THEN think outside it." :bouncy:




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[*] posted on 4/4/2008 at 07:45 AM


Humor. I'm funny. Right? :cul:



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[*] posted on 7/17/2008 at 02:38 PM


Hands down, fantasy, though I don't write in this genre anymore. Composing characters and societies in the framework of another world is just as exciting for me, the writer, as I hope the resulting story is for the reader. Much of what I consider my best writing has taken place in a fantastical setting, though not of my own creation. I wrote a great many stories for characters I played on a MUD once upon a time.

Anymore, I suppose my writing falls under "mainstream fiction." I tend to write about "what I know," since the truest imagery, emotions and resolutions stem from this mode, for me.

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[*] posted on 7/17/2008 at 02:49 PM


I had the most fun writing my play.
My poetry just kind of flows from the ether. I grab a pen and let it rip across the page without me. I guess poetry is my way of crying.
Although I cry too so I don't know if that really works out.
Oddly, I don't write humor even though someone told me I should.
I don't know how to be intentionally funny. It sounds like an oxymoron to me. Intentionally funny.




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[*] posted on 7/17/2008 at 03:29 PM


I heard or read once that being funny (which your humor shows you are) and writing funning is two very different things. There are lots of funny people. They can tell jokes, relate stories, etc but they can't come up with orginally funny ideas themselves.



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[*] posted on 7/28/2008 at 09:31 PM


My serial noir column was called Dead Fat Happy. A two-bit lawyer turned private eye with a background in the BBQ business became unwittingly interwoven in Dead Fat Happy's death. DFH was a professional clown killed at a party by two cloned euro-babe twins, that were after a USB with some secret info on it, of which had a global impact and possibility of changing the course of human and world events. Upon DFH's autopsy, the coroner found the secret USB strategically hidden up his rectum...

Hmmm, I guess I like to pen out a good romance once in awhile. :duh:
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[*] posted on 7/28/2008 at 09:56 PM


Sci-Fi geek here.
What's not to love about it? There are just endless possibilities out there in the universe. So many ideas to explore.




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[*] posted on 11/23/2008 at 02:06 PM


Fantasy geek here. :dork:

Its by far my favorite to write, creating fantastical things that don't conform to science as we know it on this plane of reality.

It is exhausting, I admit, because there is a wealth of worry trying to make everything not sound hooky or (what my friends call) 'Unicorn Fluff'. Logic and some thinking outside not just the box but the whole warehouse is required, and lemme tell you, it's not a walk on the moons of Venus.

:piggy::piggy::piggy:

Also seems like the majority who voted likes the Fantasy o_O
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[*] posted on 11/23/2008 at 02:15 PM


Ok, y'all, I know this is weird, but I don't know what I write...lol.

I have the vampire stories, but they aren't really scary so it's not horror. Alot of my stuff ends with some type surprise, so is that suspense?

I just really write whatever strikes me at the moment. I think I'll put suspense cause I tend to write more stuff about killing people and something bad happening at the end.

I rambled alot, huh?




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[*] posted on 11/23/2008 at 04:54 PM


Fun poll! I don't think I was a member yet when this came out.

I voted Nonfiction, though it may be a nonfiction/chick lit combo that I enjoy writing most. :)






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[*] posted on 11/23/2008 at 05:47 PM


Novels by the literary greats, perhaps the lone survivor still writing: Gore Vidal.

I find much of what passes as mainstream fiction is of the same cloning that is the current state of corporate pap offered by the recording industry. We, as lovers of the craft of writing, must recognize this truth as the greatest threat to decent pay for our literary works. The nation's population of readers has shrunk dramatically with the dumbing down of American literature. We must begin to take a stand by refusing to prostitute our imaginations, talent and potential legacies for a fast and cheap corporate buck.

On the horizon will be our own ownership of the fate of our works. We will all have all the instruments of publication (from product, art, binding, advertising and promotion to distribution) in our own homes for the cost of a laptop. We will grow our own fanbase. We will own our own profits. We will deliver our own books to bookstores and libraries, warmly welcomed to do so. The current 3 major book publishers will go the way of the horse after the car.

Desktop publishing still remains expensive, but not for very long. Some Accentuate members already market their works this way.




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[*] posted on 2/7/2009 at 08:58 AM


I voted romance that's what my two novels are. I love fantasy books and movies and would some day like to give it a try. :)



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[*] posted on 7/18/2009 at 11:53 AM


I have recently discovered Fantasy must be my genre to write. It just comes pouring out and I have so much fun writing it! I can't wait to share my latest theme with y'all (after gay leprchauns and hoodoo)
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[*] posted on 7/18/2009 at 03:58 PM


I choose other. Kinda paranormal fantasy- I have been writing quirky things like that right now.

I guess it could be fantasy.




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[*] posted on 7/18/2009 at 11:15 PM


I voted other too. Since there didn't seem to be a yound adult genre available. In my line of work I come across alot of very rich material that could be included into a novel.

However, I am very interesting in trying my hand at a 'dark/fantasy' novel - vampire based.





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I chose other. I am pretty much equally loving writing my kids/ya stuff - guess it's because I've never wanted to leave my childhood days behind so quickly, and my romances--which aren't of the steamy variety, but still romances nonetheless. My first one was called a family saga by one reviewer. I do like to draw everyone in on the fun!

I also have written some poetry; done some article writing and short stories, and I have one hot pepper recipe eBook to my credit. Which is what sells best on the Kindle for me . . . . I think I have enough poems and short stories to make into an eBook. Maybe I'll give it a try.




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[*] posted on 1/31/2013 at 02:37 PM


Haha, holy old thread.



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