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?