July 15, 2013

Monday Pep Rally: Favorite Genre

If you'll recall, we've changed up our format a little bit for these posts. Because we've all gotten so used to getting our thoughts down in 140 characters, we're taking the discussion to twitter! Every Monday, we'll be talking about our Pep Rally question on twitter and we'd love you to join in. Just keep an eye out for the #MisfitPepRally hashtag! 

I always was more of a fantasy girl. When I was little, I used to love high fantasy with all of its knights, princes, magicians, dragons, etc. You could see this influence on my early writing--I generally wrote about, well, disobedient princes, faraway worlds, and pirates that sailed in the sky. But as I grew older, urban fantasy won me over and soon, I was not only reading but writing about cities full of dark magic, supernatural beings blending in with humans in busy, crowded streets, and the heroes that fought these creatures before anyone else knew they even existed.

Not much has changed in terms of my favorite genre to read, but in terms of writing, I've branched out to other genres such as sci fi/futuristic fantasy,  horror, dystopian, and historical thriller. Do I read as much books in these genres as I read urban fantasy books? Well, no. (Especially not horror. The ironic thing is that I can never watch nor read horror stories but I can write them with no problem, haha.) Do I still write these genres and have just as much fun with them as I do with urban fantasy? Yes. I actually don't think genre really matters for me in terms of writing...if I have a compelling story to write and interesting characters to tell it, I'll write it and have a great time.

So for this week's Monday Pep Rally, I want to know (you can answer one or all of these questions):

What is your favorite genre to read? To write? Is your favorite reading genre the same as your writing genre or is it different? Is there a genre you can read (or write) but can't do the other?


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