The musings of an aspiring writer
I read and write almost exclusively historical fiction, with elements of literary fiction and women's fiction. I also enjoy some sci-fi, and love classic world literature. I've been writing exclusively 20th century historical for a very long time now, but someday I may go back and explore other eras again, like the Civil War, prehistory, the Middle Ages, and various eras of Japanese history.
I think my favorite genre to read is historical fiction or historical fantasy. I would write historical fiction if I thought I could do the research, but I'm pretty sure I'm too much of a slacker to get the historical accuracy right. I write fantasy so I can buy myself a little room to get creative with the details. :)
I love reading literary fiction. But my own writing is women's fiction, I think, in the most part - with ghosts, dead bodies, murderers and stalkers, oh and a werewolf once!
My first love is fantasy then historical, scifi, horror, romance, paranormal, YA, magic realism, plus all the research books which I won't list. Lovely pics :)
I'll read anything YA, except historical. I think my life is magical realism. Obvs I live in this world, but there are so many fantasies in my head, which I think is why I'm happy bouncing back and forth between the two. I write all contemporary YA. I'm scared of world-building, and I don't think I've got the MG voice down yet.
I don;t have a favourite genre. I love to write dark stories, but not horror. I love YA, and I love historical, but I've never tried to write a YA historical. I have no idea why that is. I'll start with voice. Everything else, including genre, kind of makes itself apparent after a chapter or two.
My writing doesn't fit into any kind of genre, and I like that. However, agents don't, because it needs to fit into SOME kind of box, otherwise you can't sell it! ... right?I guess if I had to specify, I'd say literary fictional humor. Which really does not make it sound funny or fun AT ALL.
It helps to know I'm not just talking to myself.