It’s the 1st Wednesday of the month again. That’s when I take part in Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Thank you to this month’s IWSG co-hosts: Diane Burton, Kim Lajevardi, Sylvia Ney, Sarah Foster, Jennifer Hawes, and Madeline Mora-Summonte! Today I’ll be talking about genre as I answer June 5th’s optional IWSG Day Question:
Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why?
Sci-Fi Genre with Dystopian Elements
There are 3 genres I enjoy writing. Even though I don’t read a lot of it, sci-fi is one of my favorites, particularly those with dystopian elements. They are often excellent cautionary tales that can be fun to devise. They take the question of where are we heading, and what could be the disastrous consequences of continuing down that path? Perhaps one of the most famous of these novels is George Orwell’s “1984.” You may be more familiar with “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.
Another genre I enjoy writing is mystery. I love coming up with elaborate plots and envy the brilliant minds of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Writing a good mystery is a lot like baking. You have to add just the right amount of the right ingredients (without leaving anything out) to get a good result. A little romance helps, but it’s not essential.
The 3rd genre I enjoy writing is my 3rd favorite, but it is the one I write most often: nonfiction. Perhaps it’s because I spent so many years teaching in various ways (homeschooling, Sunday school, training restaurant employees) that I have a knack for explaining things. That’s how I approach my blog posts and books about living with cancer. It comes naturally to me.
What genres do you enjoy writing?
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I am an author, writer, and speaker and homeschooling mom of 3. Since doctors diagnosed my husband, Dan with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, I’ve focused my writing and speaking on helping cancer patients and their families advocate for themselves and live life to the fullest, in spite of their illness. My goal is to help people face cancer with grace. My books are available at Amazon.com:
I also blog about living with cancer at Facing Cancer with Grace.