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    Favorite/Least Favorite

    So, out of curiosity I would like to know: What is your favorite genre to write? Whats your least favorite? Why?

    I guess I'll start it off.

    I personally like writing fantasy the best, even reading fantasy more than anything else. The reason I like it is because I like to make worlds, being able to turn our reality into something that is much more interesting than what currently exists has always fascinated me, and is why I enjoy reading, video games, and comics as much as I do.

    For my least favorite, it is most definitely Romance. Two big reasons for that, one is that it is so overdone these days. Often you see a book either be straight romance or have some type of romance incorporated into it. Not only that, but there is a clear story structure that most romance stories follow.

    Anyways, what are your favorites?
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    Favorite :

    Mystery, hands down. That's for both reading and writing. I love trying to figure things out.

    Least favorite :

    A tie between romance and fantasy.

    Reason for not wanting to write them : I feel both are over done, so why add more.

    Reasons for not enjoying reading them : Romance is just too predictable for me to want to read. Fantasy? Too many fantasy books that I read had me rewriting them mentally, and that was before I started writing. To me, that's a sign that something's wrong with the writing. Now there have been a few fantasy books that I have enjoyed. But many more, including very popular ones, that I disliked or hated. That's one reason I was reluctant to read Harry Potter. It was popular. I enjoyed the early HP books, but found the later ones lacking.

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    My favorite is mystery or historical fiction. My least favorite is romance. I like historical fiction with a mystery bend because it allows me to incorporate familiar people and places. I like the idea of creating emotional situations that have a lure to them, figuring out who did what and why.

    I tried romance a couple of times, but it just didn't feel right. Like Jack, I think it's predicable and hard to come up with story lines that are interesting and not so transparent. I do not object to relationships or friendships, but romance is just not my cup of tea.

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    Young Adult. I like to write about emotional growth, and teens are at a good age for changing.

    I like to write in all genres, though mystery is probably beyond my abilities. So that plays out as Y/A, Y/A adventure, Y/A fantasy, children's book in Y/A style, adult book in Y/A style, and, well, you get the picture.

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    I enjoy writing fantasy, for much the same reasons as you - the ability to worldbuild and quite frankly to escape. With fantasy you can also explore alot of themes, play with writing styles. The little droppings I get in my mind - images, names, words, events, snippets of something or other - simply don't lend themselves to any other genre very much.

    Least favourite? I don't really have one. I'd write in whatever genre I felt compelled to write in.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all trades View Post
    Too many fantasy books that I read had me rewriting them mentally, and that was before I started writing. To me, that's a sign that something's wrong with the writing.
    Funnily enough, this is one reason I like to write fantasy. It seemed like the whole genre was ripe for a re-go-over. Sites like Mythic Scribes have frequent articles bemoaning the "death of fantasy" and how the genre is still in thrall to Tolkien and so forth, all of which is arguably true and which is what I aim to address. I want fantasy that is fabulous (as in fable-like) yet accessible.




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    Weird adventure stories are my favorite.

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    My favorite is .... weird. Not really SF or fantasy but fiction with a twist. I don't know what the technical genre term for that is.

    My least favorite is mystery because I can't construct a solid one.
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    I guess I can't say that I have a least favorite. If I don't like a genre I just won't write it, so that leaves me with varying degrees of favorite, right? Horror tops that list. Most of what I write has elements of horror in it. Even my thrillers are built around the generation of fear. I also write some science fiction, and other, less definable, stories. All of them are dark however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astroannie View Post
    My favorite is .... weird. Not really SF or fantasy but fiction with a twist. I don't know what the technical genre term for that is.

    My least favorite is mystery because I can't construct a solid one.
    Weird fiction is its own subgenre nowadays, though wiki has it as an offshoot of slipstream, which is incorrect. And my favorite as well. I generally write a combo of sf/horror with a little dark fantasy. Textbook weird.
    My least favorite is romance, though I do write a bit of it, or combine its tropes with others for more weird.





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