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 Favorite Genre To Write
 
What is your favorite genre to write?
Sci-fi [ 2 ]  [28.57%]
Adventure [ 2 ]  [28.57%]
Fan-fiction [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Christian/Religious [ 1 ]  [14.29%]
Romance [ 1 ]  [14.29%]
Horror [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Suspense [ 1 ]  [14.29%]
Mystery [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Katie
Posted on May 9 2011, 08:48 AM


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There are a ton of other genres out there, but these are eight prime genres.

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CAT
Posted on May 9 2011, 10:14 AM


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Mine would have to be sci-fi, though I like to write in almost all the other genres as well.


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LiVenture17
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I said sci-fi as well, although I actually write fantasy (which, mistakenly in my opinion, is considered a subgenre of sci-fi) There is no science in fantasy. Actually, much of what makes fantasy fantasy is the prominent lack of science! Science fiction would be technologically innovative novels like Star Trek or Transformers or War of the Worlds. Fantasy - with mythological creatures that were fantasized about before the concept of science was even introduced in many cultures, and set in worlds apart from ours where basic physics and biological rules are not altered or fictionalized but simply not there - should be in a completely different category in my opinion. Anyway, it was a difficult toss-up because I also enjoy a healthy splash of adventure in my fantasy and most of my books are so subtly fantastical that they could be prominently called adventure, and I love fanfiction as well!

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QUOTE (LiVenture17 @ May 10 2011, 12:56 PM)
I said sci-fi as well, although I actually write fantasy (which, mistakenly in my opinion, is considered a subgenre of sci-fi) There is no science in fantasy. Actually, much of what makes fantasy fantasy is the prominent lack of science! Science fiction would be technologically innovative novels like Star Trek or Transformers or War of the Worlds. Fantasy - with mythological creatures that were fantasized about before the concept of science was even introduced in many cultures, and set in worlds apart from ours where basic physics and biological rules are not altered or fictionalized but simply not there - should be in a completely different category in my opinion. Anyway, it was a difficult toss-up because I also enjoy a healthy splash of adventure in my fantasy and most of my books are so subtly fantastical that they could be prominently called adventure, and I love fanfiction as well!

I knew I was missing a popular genre! Haha! Fantasy! How could I forget?!


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hehe glad to have helped ;P

Sorry about going into a rant - that's a pet peeve of mine :P


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QUOTE (LiVenture17 @ May 11 2011, 03:11 AM)
hehe glad to have helped ;P

Sorry about going into a rant - that's a pet peeve of mine :P

I understand where you're coming from, but personally I don't mind the sci-fi/fantasy genres being combined. I always think of it this way: sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I know that's a nerdy way to think of it, but hey, it works for me :P


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QUOTE (CAT @ May 19 2011, 09:01 PM)
QUOTE (LiVenture17 @ May 11 2011, 03:11 AM)
hehe glad to have helped ;P

Sorry about going into a rant - that's a pet peeve of mine  :P

I understand where you're coming from, but personally I don't mind the sci-fi/fantasy genres being combined. I always think of it this way: sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I know that's a nerdy way to think of it, but hey, it works for me :P

lol yeah, I guess you're right in a way.

I'm like hardcore fantasy, interested in things like ancient mythology and traditional folklore. It's funny, but did you know that during all the ancient myths and folktales and everything, it wasn't even considered magic? The word just wasn't around. Like in the Celtic areas (Ireland, Wales, Scotland, etc.) fantasy was just another accepted part of reality. Very weird.


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QUOTE (CAT)
I understand where you're coming from, but personally I don't mind the sci-fi/fantasy genres being combined. I always think of it this way: sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I know that's a nerdy way to think of it, but hey, it works for me

Why CAT, you've just described my writing's magic system. :D

I unintentionally write a combination of sci-fi and fantasy. I am a fantasy writer at heart, but it's very satisfying to me when I'm able to combine practical technology and reasoning with my magic and fantasy. The emotion colors that one of my characters "sees" are based on actual emotional effects and associations that colors have on psychology and emotion. My magic system (of being able to manipulate reality) is based upon the advanced abilities of the human brain. Humans actually use a very small part of their brain's ability, so it's perfectly conceivable that our brains would have the power to achieve something that we otherwise consider as strange and other-worldly or impossible.

Ach, I have wandered deeply into the land of talking and talking. My apologies. ;)


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QUOTE (Swiftflame @ Jun 2 2011, 02:25 PM)
QUOTE (CAT)
I understand where you're coming from, but personally I don't mind the sci-fi/fantasy genres being combined. I always think of it this way: sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I know that's a nerdy way to think of it, but hey, it works for me

Why CAT, you've just described my writing's magic system. :D

I unintentionally write a combination of sci-fi and fantasy. I am a fantasy writer at heart, but it's very satisfying to me when I'm able to combine practical technology and reasoning with my magic and fantasy. The emotion colors that one of my characters "sees" are based on actual emotional effects and associations that colors have on psychology and emotion. My magic system (of being able to manipulate reality) is based upon the advanced abilities of the human brain. Humans actually use a very small part of their brain's ability, so it's perfectly conceivable that our brains would have the power to achieve something that we otherwise consider as strange and other-worldly or impossible.

Ach, I have wandered deeply into the land of talking and talking. My apologies. ;)

Haha, great minds think alike :P

I think it sets a bit more of realism into the story. While stories like the Lord of the Rings or the Chronicles of Narnia are great, everything in the story is simply explaine as magic and nothing more, so there's always that thought in the back of your mind that the events in the books could never actually happen.

On the other hand, a relatively primitive society that doesn't understand technology and science, and so explains it as magic, is much more believable.

But like I said, even if you only use magic to explain a story, it can still be a great read. I just personally like the little added realism :P


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could someone tell me witch one would be
Geronimo Stilton?


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QUOTE (nerual6 @ Jun 21 2011, 12:00 PM)
could someone tell me witch one would be
Geronimo Stilton?

Probably fantasy/adventure.


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Posted on Jul 12 2011, 04:55 PM


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I'm the only person who voted romance :( not soppy romance obviously, but realistic, meaningful romance. Love love love. Vote Romance! (or Adventure) :D


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A GOOD romance book is UNBEATABLE. Jane Eyre verified that for me :)


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LauraMae
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QUOTE (LiVenture17 @ Jul 13 2011, 06:44 AM)
A GOOD romance book is UNBEATABLE. Jane Eyre verified that for me :)


I LOVE Jane Eyre! I've read that book over ten times... and once for English class at school. Mr Rochester is unbelievably sexy, it's gotta be said.


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Oh, man, you're telling ME XD And people compare him with Mr. Darcy . . . honestly, I see absolutely no form of comparison XP Darcy's good and all, but for sheer brooding masculinity, it's Rochester all the way lol


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