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Re: What is your specialized genre?

#16 Post by LeonGuisti » Mon May 20, 2013 12:20 am

uselessp wrote:'you don't need to actually [be] in love to write a romance story.'
Truer words have never been spoken. Love is poison to a creative environment. You turn into the fluffy ball of mush and you can't even think properly. I don't recommend it. Love. Terrible stuff.

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#17 Post by arachni42 » Mon May 20, 2013 2:11 am

LeonGuisti wrote:
uselessp wrote:Truer words have never been spoken. Love is poison to a creative environment. You turn into the fluffy ball of mush and you can't even think properly. I don't recommend it. Love. Terrible stuff.
I think the best situation to be in is having been in love many times, but not to be freshly in love when you're writing the story... it is very distracting. ;) But that fluffy ball of mush stuff is valuable material later.
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#18 Post by Ran08 » Mon May 20, 2013 2:30 am

arachni42 wrote:
LeonGuisti wrote:
uselessp wrote:Truer words have never been spoken. Love is poison to a creative environment. You turn into the fluffy ball of mush and you can't even think properly. I don't recommend it. Love. Terrible stuff.
I think the best situation to be in is having been in love many times, but not to be freshly in love when you're writing the story... it is very distracting. ;) But that fluffy ball of mush stuff is valuable material later.
Once you get past the "No, I love you more!" dialogues.
This. I love writing romance, but when I'm in love... I tend to write fluff more than anything. XD

Hm, I tend to be melodramatic in my stories though, and sometimes, romantic scenes become "drama" scenes when I write. Hahaha. I love writing comedy, although I can never write comedy when I'm supposed to be writing it.

And even when I write a horror story, romance will still come into play.

Sooo... romance. I tend to add romance in everything. Ugh. I'm such a hopeless romantic...

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Re: What is your specialized genre?

#19 Post by Gear » Mon May 20, 2013 6:21 pm

It's weird; despite not liking science fiction for the most part, I seem to do the best at that. I think I would be really good at writing a superhero type of thing, but I don't like to do fanfiction, and I can't come up with my own hero. I can do fantasy decently, I think.

I'm probably worst at slice-of-life stuff, because I don't know how to spice it up so it's interesting. I'm also pretty bad at romance.
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#20 Post by LeonGuisti » Mon May 20, 2013 6:54 pm

Gear wrote:I think I would be really good at writing a superhero type of thing, but I don't like to do fanfiction, and I can't come up with my own hero.
I always wanted to do a superhero thing but I feel everything's just about been done. Superheroes have been around since the 50's. I feel like there's nothing left to explore.

Anyway, I sort of like mysteries. Writing them is a little tricky cus you have to work from the conclusion on down and if you're not careful there's so many plot holes on the way to or from the end.

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#21 Post by Obscura » Mon May 20, 2013 6:58 pm

I aim for comedy. Whether I achieve it is another issue.
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#22 Post by Blutkristall » Fri May 24, 2013 11:41 am

Embarrassingly pretentious over-the-top Cyberpunk, Horror and Gothic Fantasy.
Hopefully I'll eventually learn to become a bit more grounded, haha.
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#23 Post by deviltales » Fri May 24, 2013 2:53 pm

A bit of everything.
I gussy everything up with romance. Love just makes things more interesting... and twisted, if the lovebirds are not quite happy with their affair ;).

Of those bits, I guess fantasy and psychological stories are my sharp point. But then again, maybe I can be good at writing other genres, and I don't know it.
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#24 Post by o v e n » Sat May 25, 2013 8:58 am

Dialogue.
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It's not a genre, but I seriously write everything and anything, and one aspect always shines through/captures my best efforts and that's dialogue. In narration, I've taken to falling back on 1st POV just because I want to use character voice at every available turn. I've considered chucking it all in and just being a scriptwriter because hnnng rhetoric. The limits you put on a character's vocabulary are just as important as the words you add to it, carving the character out of stone so to speak and throwing away all the bits and chunks that don't properly define them AND IT IS THE BEST, MOST FUNNEST SCIENCE is people-building. With words.

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Re: What is your specialized genre?

#25 Post by truefaiterman » Sun May 26, 2013 7:00 pm

Horror. And gore. Damn, so much GORE EVERYWHERE.

I even lampshaded it in one of my stories:
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"Hey, it couldn't be a Truefaiterman's tale without some gore and tripe."
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But, when ignoring the BLOOD AND LIMBS, ahem... I think I can write good dialogues, and I'm not that bad with comedy (or gory comedy, at least xD). Now I want to try some historical-based stories, I believe I can do it well.
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Re: What is your specialized genre?

#26 Post by elhlyn » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:45 pm

well I don't have that much in experince but.

I guess in a weird way I do specialize in romance stories, since I am a hopeless romantic myself in real life -w-

but other than that I seem to lean more towards historical themed stories based off of real settings in a sense. so I can't make up some fictional medieval period like most RPG. but it has to be based off of something like 1400s England or 1500s Japan.
which by the way with the current story I'm writting my specialty leans heavily towards the Sengoku period since it's set by there but it is well loosely true per say for the sake of the story.

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#27 Post by marshmello » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:37 pm

I wouldn't say I'm specialized in anything but most of my writing tends to drift towards darker themes. It's often filled with sarcasm and my terrible sense of humour though whether I can make anyone laugh or not with it is beyond me. I also work well with fantasy and occasionally slice-of-life. I always end up squeezing in a bit of romance here and there if I can help it.

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Re: What is your specialized genre?

#28 Post by Blane Doyle » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:20 pm

Honestly? I feel I write, and enjoy writing, urban fantasy/"horror" (more "suspense with horror elements" I think) or slice of life the most. I've dabbled in mystery, I've dabbled in a little high fantasy, but these are where I seem to find myself leaning back to. Usually these are extremely character driven and tend to have the characters move the plot and story rather than the other way around.

This is probably why I got "Literature" on the Fiction Quiz...

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#29 Post by lemonscent » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:19 pm

I specialize in fantasy. Actually, all the stories I've ever written seriously & for my own pleasure (i.e., not for school) as of late have all been urban fantasy lol.
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Re: What is your specialized genre?

#30 Post by lepapillonrouge » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:47 pm

I guess I 'specialize' in contemporary fiction...mainly because that's usually what is read in creative writing workshops in school. (The main reason is because people tend to question the world (especially for fantasy/sci-fi than the characters, setting, craft, and other things that professors emphasize more) For stuff where I feel freer to do more genre writing, slice of life, romance, fantasy, supernatural stuff.
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