This post opened my eyes in a number of ways. I enjoy reading and watching thrillers and have written several short stories of that genre. Unfortunately, I’ve half-written several more, eventually setting each aside “to focus on other things.” I don’t usually read or watch stories of the paranormal but I’ve enjoyed a few, and on the relatively rare occasion where a story idea of that genre came to mind the whole story quickly flowed out of me. They often involved love though I don’t think they are primarily romance. Writing them felt pleasurable and natural, and it just occurred to me that I’ve never left any of them half-written. In the last few days I’d begun to have a gnawing empty feeling regarding writing and your post is the catalyst that just led me to the decision to begin to focus on writing paranormal stories that often involve love.
I’m changing boats for the next part of my adventure navigating the Creative River. I can’t wait to see what is around the next bend!
When you start out as a writer you don’t get assigned a literary genre. It is not like Harry Potter where an enchanted hat is placed on your head and decides which literary genre team you should be in.
Finding the genre that you are most comfortable with is just one of the many crazy fun things you go through when you become a writer. My goodness there is so much to find out about yourself with this writing lark!
I believe every writer has a genre that feels like home to them. It is the one that they feel most comfortable writing in. Yes they may write stuff from other genres but their go-to genre is the one that holds a special place in their writer heart and is the one they are naturally drawn to.
Sometimes we start our literary journey thinking we have found our go-to genre…
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