Blog Chain: Genre Talk
The wonderful Margie has this round's topic. She asked:
How did you come to write your YA genre (e.g. contemp, fantasy, etc?) And (yep, it's a 2 parter) if you weren't writing that, what genre would you be interested in exploring?
Oh, genre. How do I know thee? Let me count the ways...
I'm not a YA writer and never tried such, as several of my blog chainers have already stated also. I lean toward mystery/suspense. I'm too much of a Stephen King/Edgar Allan Poe buff to stray from writing in this particular genre. As Eric stated before me, I've dabbled in the paranormal: one mystery has a woman with psychic powers and a suspense has a cursed stone.
I've never put much thought in writing in a different genre until this question. I think maybe sci-fi would be interesting to explore, although writing the technical side of spaceships and whatnot scares me off too much to try. I could see myself dabbling in romance, so long as it still had some type of mystery and suspense elements. I don't believe I could write YA. I don't think I could write something that young adults would be able to relate too.
Please visit Eric with his answer. Kat will post tomorrow.
Posted by Michelle H.