What genre do you like to write?
I am stuck between so many different types of genres of writing. I enjoy reading everything from mystery to sci-fi to fantasy to horror to urban fantasy to spy to well heck if I write down every genre I enjoy reading and all the sub-genres I think I would fill up my post with just that. I love to read. So when it comes to writing it can be hard to figure out just what genre to write in. And I think that might be where I am running into problems. I am trying to fit a story into a box, a story I haven’t even written yet. And that just seems to mean that I am trying to fit something into a box without even knowing what size or shape it is going to be. So how do you and when do you decide what genre to write in?
In today’s world, there are so many options that weren’t there a few years ago when it comes to publishing. There are still the big name publisher. But there are so many small publishers out there that are looking for the main stream genres but also the more unique ones and stories that really don’t fit into any genre. And then there is always the route of self publishing where you don’t even have to worry about fitting a genre.
Right now I am working through ideas for all of my projects. And some of the ideas have my stories going in directions that take them in and out of so many different genres that it is literally mind-boggling. That is part of the fun of writing. The possibilities are endless. You can write any story you want. As you refine, polish and hone your story through edits you can decide what genre it fits into or that it fits into none at all. You never know, you might just have to be the forerunner into a brand new genre. Someone has to do it. Might as well be you.