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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Most Difficult Genre to Write

 


Can you believe I'm actually on time with this post? LOL! Got through DragonCon and the wedding plans are going well. I'll share a picture from DragonCon at the end of this post.


So, the IWSG question of the month is, which genre is/would be the hardest for you to write?  The first thought that popped into my head was Romance. I know there are many of you out there who are great romance writers. I don't think I'd be one of them.  Then the question would be, why not?  It's not that I'm not romantic. I most certainly am. But I think I'd just have a hard time writing love scenes. Steamy ones would definitely be a challenge. I guess I'd always had a sense that some things should be private. So, writing something so intimate for the whole world to read would feel weird to me. I'd probably struggle a bit coming up with a good storyline, too. But who knows? I've never actually tried writing a Romance. So, maybe it wouldn't be as tough as I've built it up to be.

What about you? Which would be the most challenging for you to write?


DragonCon:  Big event that the orchestra I'm the Executive Director for performs at. We played for a crowd of about 3000 people. It's always a blast! And our conductor was none other than the Joker!



 

       

26 comments:

  1. Hi, Sherry!

    I'm excited and verklempt knowing that you will soon be a new bride. Congratulations again, and much happiness to you and your special someone!

    I enjoyed your musings on the topic of writing in a genre you perceive to be the greatest challenge. I wouldn't have any problem writing steamy romance scenes, but I doubt that I could do what you do so well, and that is to write stories for children. My rationale is this. From early childhood, I was not interested in watching cartoons or reading age appropriate storybooks or comics. I was always more interested in drama, suspense, mystery, sci-fi and horror intended for more mature readers and viewers.

    I don't know how you and the other musicians were able to keep your composure as you took direction from the conductor disguised as The Joker.

    Enjoy the rest of your week and month, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. You'd probably be good at writing Romance novels!
      We had a few chuckles as the Joker came onstage from the audience. He blended in with everyone so well!
      Hope you have a great month as well!

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  2. I couldn't write romance well, either. That's part of why I write MG ;), that pre-puberty magical age of real reading. Romantic longings and mishaps are something I feel just lend themselves to way too many clichés, and I have little interest in going there.
    On a true romantic note, very many blessing and good wishes on your upcoming nuptials <3

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  3. Hi Sherry, I agree. I can't do romance as an entire genre. I don't mind using lighter shades of it to make my characters look better or more human. But that's the extent of my usage.

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    1. As I read a lot of the responses, I think Romance genre got top spot as the most difficult to write.

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  4. That is really cool! Fun the conductor got into it.
    When is the wedding?
    And I can't do romance either.

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  5. Romance seemed to be a popular choice for this question. I can see why. It would be hard to do well.

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    1. I'm glad there are authors who don't find it difficult and who enjoy it!

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  6. Loved the post Sherry, good luck with being a new bride.
    I wish you health and happiness.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne! (I am still unable to comment on your blog, although I do read it.)

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  7. Looks like the DragonCon was fun for your orchestra. Glad your wedding plans are going well.

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    1. It always is fun! I think the orchestra is as entertained as the audience!

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  8. Fun that the conductor dressed up! I agree on the Romance genre, but like you, I've never really tried writing it, so who knows?

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    1. I've never tried writing it, either. So, right. Maybe it's more daunting than it actually is.

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  9. I don't think I could write romance either, but I would have enjoyed that concert with the Joker playing (maybe you could have had dueling conductors, between the Joker and Batman!)

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    1. We actually had thought about having all of our conductor finalists conduct parts of the concert. But we decided rehearsals would be way too difficult to coordinate.

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  10. Playing at a Dragon Con sounds like a lot of fun. So many people! Wow.

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    1. We always feel like rock stars when we play at DragonCon!

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  11. I'm with you, Sherry. "Some things should be private." Don't know if I could write romance either.

    Bravo on the Dragon Con. What a wonderful audience you had. Happy Sunday!

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    1. I've never had a desire to write romance. Maybe someday I'll give it a shot.

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  12. An executive director! Whoa...

    I'm the opposite with romance--I thrive in that genre even if it's a subgenre. We don't have to write love scenes for the story to be a romance. The rule that makes a story romance is that both love interests end up together in the end!

    Out of the many books I've written, only one has a steamy love scene in it! xD

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    1. I'm glad there are people like you who enjoy writing romance!

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  13. Great question, I can totally understand your answering romance as all too often its done so badly that its funny which is OK if that is the author's intent

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