Wednesday, June 5, 2019

June IWSG Post – My Favourite Genre to Read and Write


We are quickly reaching the halfway mark for 2019. This year I have decided to go easy on myself. Though I’m writing a lot, its all a lot of chapter books and picture books, and I’m also revising my middle-grade manuscripts. My goal this year is to read lots, which I’m doing. I’m also spending a lot less time online. And I’m enjoying this off time.

No distractions for me as I’m focusing on my columns and features that I write for newspapers (these actually pay the bills, not the book royalties). IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) is the only time I post on my blog. IWSG started by Alex J Cavanaugh (author of Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars) is an online group of writers posting on the first Wednesday of the month.

Our IWSG posts are about our writing fears and insecurities, we discuss all things related to writing and publishing. IWSG is a huge stress buster for many of us. The IWSG website is a treasure house of writing information.

June 5 Question: of all genres you read and write, which is your favourite to write in and why?

My absolute favourite genre to read and write in is fantasy. A world created through my imagination.I love the world building aspect of fantasy. Fantasy which lends my imagination wings, makes me unanswerable to anyone, there is no fact checking or research. There is just pure fun. One of my middle grade novels is a whopping fantasy at 67,000 words. I had a blast writing it, creating the magical creatures and objects and peopling it with eccentric characters.

The awesome co-hosts for the June 5 posting of IWSG are Diane Burton, Kim Lajevardi, Sylvia Ney, Sarah Foster, Jennifer Hawes and Madeline Mora Summonte.

Looking forward to reading which is your favourite genre to read and write in?






17 comments:

  1. I love reading and writing in fantasy too but have started reading more adult contemporary and mysteries too. That's great how you are supporting yourself with your writing and publishing books. I'm excited for you. Hoping to get more time for personal writing next year when I can cut back on my contract writing job.

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  2. I've not written fantasy, but I sure enjoy reading it.

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  3. It sounds like you’re doing great, Rachna. Keep it up!

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  4. Fantasy world-building is fun. One of my stories takes place sometimes in heaven. That was not easy.

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  5. Fantasy was where I started and what got me reading and writing, believe it or not. :)

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  6. I love fantasies too! I have two mystery based fantasies set in the real world. My goal is to get those published too. They were so much fun to write!

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  7. I've always enjoyed reading and writing fantasy, too!

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  8. No fact checking or research, an aspect of why I love writing fantasy so much. Unless there's functional aspects (like how an old-time windmill operates), then there might be some research time going into that. :)

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  9. World building is one of my fav things to do. Although I don't write fantasy, I have to build a world for my sci-fi romances. Good luck with your writing.

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  10. I like some fantasy, but I'm not sure I'd have the patience to create a new world with different rules.

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  11. Congratulations on all of your writing, especially the kind that pays the bills! That's awesome! Way to go with your MG novel, too!

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  12. Oh, cool - I bet middle grade fantasy is FUN. (I have a couple of middle grade readers at my house, and they love fantasy right now.)

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  13. Great genre!!! I love fantasy too!!!

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  14. Fantasy is such a creative genre. I didn't know you've written such a whopper of a book. I must find it and read it.
    It's good to take time off from social media and have a little more of it for oneself.

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  15. I've never written fantasy but so admire those who do. Like Kalpana I now want to find this book you mentioned!
    Sounds like you are doing really well which is great to read. Take care and enjoy your summer!

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