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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by bcomet » June 3rd, 2011, 2:57 pm

I am a crossover writer. I write paranormal, new-adult (more than young adult), literary fiction, and experimental (but not so much anymore as I've found it more interesting to write about experimental characters than to play with structure).
All of my characters are in a discovery process and a lot include love stories.

But one or two could have a *shoe* (couldn't help that) in chick-lit. (I know it's a term that's gone out of favor, but it really is different than women's literature, that I can cross into too.)

Oh, God, and lately I've been writing about food!

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Quill » June 3rd, 2011, 3:56 pm

Middle Grade/YA historicals with magical elements.

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Mira » June 3rd, 2011, 5:15 pm

I write humor, prescriptive non-fiction, memoir, picture books and really bad poetry.

I'm not going to stop writing the poetry. There is nothing that gives me quite so much joy as writing poetry, I don't care if it's really bad, it is beautiful to me. :)

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Mike R » June 3rd, 2011, 8:19 pm

Fantasy

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by chvyg80 » June 3rd, 2011, 10:05 pm

I think one of my problems is that I don't have a genre per sé. I would call it chick lit because of my pull toward romance, but it varies between YA and Adult. I write what I read, and I want to try my hand at a contemporary romance. LOL I'll tell you how that goes!
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by maybegenius » June 3rd, 2011, 10:25 pm

Speculative and contemporary YA. Currently working on a YA Steampunk novel ;)
aka S.E. Sinkhorn, or Steph

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by medussa74 » June 4th, 2011, 12:28 am

maybegenius wrote:Speculative and contemporary YA. Currently working on a YA Steampunk novel ;)
Maybegenius--yeah, I saw your excerpt out on the critique thread. I liked it! My last NANWRIMO novel was steampunk-ish.

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by medussa74 » June 4th, 2011, 12:31 am

Mira wrote:I write humor, prescriptive non-fiction, memoir, picture books and really bad poetry.

I'm not going to stop writing the poetry. There is nothing that gives me quite so much joy as writing poetry, I don't care if it's really bad, it is beautiful to me. :)
:) I too have authored a few really bad poems. Few author's make millions. Even fewer poets (are there any?). If you can't enjoy your own poems, there's not much of a point, is there?

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by polymath » June 4th, 2011, 12:49 am

I write what I read. I'm an omnivore.

A poem I've worked on for years, published here and there off the beaten path, paper and digital. Just a bit of ars poetica (poetry about poetry or poetry writing, like metafiction for prose, self-meta-referential) doggerel.

It's a Muddle

As I stew here,
Brokenhearted,
Harshly started,
I dip in
Once and once again,
Study, wonder, ponder,
What I'll give--
What it takes
To fit in
Over yonder.
Spread the love of written word.

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by medussa74 » June 4th, 2011, 1:01 am

polymath wrote: I dip in
Once and once again,
Those two lines strike me the most. Thank you for sharing your poem Polymath!

Now I feel the need to start a Poetry-sharing thread somewhere.

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Sommer Leigh » June 4th, 2011, 1:13 am

medussa74 wrote:
polymath wrote: I dip in
Once and once again,
Those two lines strike me the most. Thank you for sharing your poem Polymath!

Now I feel the need to start a Poetry-sharing thread somewhere.
Start one! Start it in the Writing folder. We'll all contribute, no matter how bad (and mine, my friends, is pretty bad.)
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Beethovenfan » June 4th, 2011, 2:52 am

I've written some historical fiction with some fantasy (OK a lot of fantasy) elements. I'm currently working on a historical fiction based on true events. No fantasy in this one. Hmm, perhaps I'm seeing a historical pattern here...

I'm in for the poetry thread, so long as you all can handle incipid drivel. I know how to rhyme. That's my poetry. Be forewarned.
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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by medussa74 » June 4th, 2011, 2:59 am

Sommer Leigh wrote:
medussa74 wrote: Now I feel the need to start a Poetry-sharing thread somewhere.
Start one! Start it in the Writing folder. We'll all contribute, no matter how bad (and mine, my friends, is pretty bad.)
As you wish!

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by Leila » June 4th, 2011, 8:49 am

Historical fiction, so far. I have lots of ideas that cross over genre's, but one story at a time.

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Re: Out of curiosity

Post by danielle100 » June 4th, 2011, 10:12 am

Wow! Thanks for responding! I figured everyone was sci-fi. LOL. Glad to hear there is such an array, and even a few romance writers out there. If you are, or if you know someone who is, seeking a beta partner please contact me. You can view a sample of my work by following the blog link below and clicking on BACK IN FOCUS. Thanks :)

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