Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time – and return comments. This group is all about connecting!
This month’s question:
What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?
The genre that would be the worst for me to tackle is romance. It just has never been my preferred genre to read or write. Could I? Yes, I could. I have played with it for flash pieces and when it has been assigned to me for NYCMidnight contests. It was effective as an exercise but I didn’t enjoy writing it.
Even when I do not intend the story to move to the dark side, it typically meanders there. There is a layer of hope in my stories but there is also a lot of death and grief. Romance is not death friendly. There is always a happy ending! It doesn’t even count as romance if there is no happily ever after.
This is why there are so many genres! There are people to write them and people to read them. It is part of what makes reading and writing so fun!
Which genres do you prefer?
Which genres do you shy away from?
I would love to hear your answers.