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What's Your Genre?

Post by danielle100 » June 3rd, 2011, 8:59 am

What's your genre? Mine is chick-lit. Am I the only one? :)
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by cheekychook » June 3rd, 2011, 9:42 am

No, you're not the only one, there are a few others scattered around, they're just not in the majority.

I write women's fiction with strong romantic elements and I also write romance (with varied levels of sensuality). My work is never considered "chick lit" because at least 50% of the pov scenes are from the guy's pov, rather than the story being more focused on the journey of the "chick". Plus I tend to put in more explicit scenes than one might find in standard chick lit :)
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by polymath » June 3rd, 2011, 10:38 am

Frankly, I consider "chick-lit" a perjorative term. Though, yep, I read, and appreciate Feminist literary art movements' conventions, so I can comment intelligently upon it, maybe write it from an outsider's perspective, which is generally where I am, regardless, a nonbelonger by nature.
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by dios4vida » June 3rd, 2011, 11:00 am

I'm a fantasy girl, through-and-through. I'd love to try my hand at urban one day but so far all my books have been high fantasy/traditional fantasy/sword-and-sorcery stuff, whatever you want to call it.

We have a lot of sci-fi/fantasy on the boards. Lots of YA, too. Maybe that's why we're so fun. We learn towards crazy AND immature. :)
Brenda :)

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Watcher55 » June 3rd, 2011, 11:08 am

dios4vida wrote:We learn towards crazy AND immature. :)
>:}
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I'm not sure this is a thing, but I write Historical sci fi/fantasy epics.

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Collectonian » June 3rd, 2011, 12:00 pm

Hmm...looking at my WIPs: epic fantasy, young adult supernatural romance, general romance, and I think would be considered science fiction/supernatural (angels, demons, Heaven, Hell?). I'm all over the place :-P

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Sommer Leigh » June 3rd, 2011, 12:05 pm

I write YA sci-fi and horror. Though not together. Yet.
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Sommer Leigh » June 3rd, 2011, 12:10 pm

dios4vida wrote: We have a lot of sci-fi/fantasy on the boards. Lots of YA, too. Maybe that's why we're so fun. We learn towards crazy AND immature. :)
One look at this thread viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2986 should dispell any misconceptions that we are mature, hard working, upstanding adults.
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Watcher55 » June 3rd, 2011, 12:13 pm

Sommer Leigh wrote:
dios4vida wrote: We have a lot of sci-fi/fantasy on the boards. Lots of YA, too. Maybe that's why we're so fun. We learn towards crazy AND immature. :)
One look at this thread viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2986 should dispell any misconceptions that we are mature, hard working, upstanding adults.
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Margo » June 3rd, 2011, 12:23 pm

I write epic fantasy and urban fantasy for adults.
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Margo » June 3rd, 2011, 12:24 pm

Sommer Leigh wrote:I write YA sci-fi and horror. Though not together. Yet.

Waiting... [taps foot]
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by dios4vida » June 3rd, 2011, 12:37 pm

Watcher55 wrote:
Sommer Leigh wrote:
dios4vida wrote: We have a lot of sci-fi/fantasy on the boards. Lots of YA, too. Maybe that's why we're so fun. We learn towards crazy AND immature. :)
One look at this thread viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2986 should dispell any misconceptions that we are mature, hard working, upstanding adults.
Are there gonna be corndogs this year?
Heck yeah!! But I think we'll have to draw straws for who gets the spaceship when it lands. DIBS!!!!!!!
Brenda :)

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Watcher55 » June 3rd, 2011, 12:53 pm

dios4vida wrote:
Watcher55 wrote:Are there gonna be corndogs this year?
Heck yeah!! But I think we'll have to draw straws for who gets the spaceship when it lands. DIBS!!!!!!!
You can't call dibs in June, I'm tellin'. Secret Villian Sommer!

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by sierramcconnell » June 3rd, 2011, 1:45 pm

I like to say I'm an advocate for Watchers and Nephilim everywhere. It's why I write so many books with them in it.

But technically, I'm a grab bag fiction girl. I have a little bit of everything including Victorian Steampunk\Cyberpunk. And I'm beginning to dabble in Sci-fi, too.
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by medussa74 » June 3rd, 2011, 2:01 pm

Fantasy or sci fi flavored horror.

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