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June 5th question: Of all the genres you read & write, which is your favorite to write in and why?
To answer, I suppose I’d better admit that I read like an extra ADHD Dory on amphetamines. No genre is safe from my wandering eye. I’ll try just about anything once, from nonfiction or biography to literary fiction and SciFi.
But I tend to stick to three main genres: romance, fantasy, and horror.
Do these three have anything in common? They sure don’t. (Although, if anyone knows of a book which combines all three I would really love a title recommendation, please and thank you, I’m envisioning something a lot like a Terry Brooks novel here.) I grew up on fantasy and it remains a favorite. I adore a happily-ever-after, so I read a lot of romance. And no matter how bad a day I’m having, reading horror always reminds me it could be SO MUCH WORSE.
If I have to pick only one, it will be romance. That’s the genre I write in, so it’s by default the one which intrigues, excites, and compels me the most. I’d call that the definition of favorite.
In fact, I’ve written plenty of posts about why I love romance so much (and why calling them bodice rippers in 2019 lets us know you’re incredibly behind the times).
Why I Love Writing Romance (This one was even a previous IWSG post)