Wednesday, September 7, 2022

September #IWSG: It's No Mystery









The awesome co-hosts for the September 7 posting of the IWSG are Kim Lajevardi, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguirre, Olga Godim, Michelle Wallace, and Louise - Fundy Blue!


Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

This month's question:
What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?


Remember, the question is optional!

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Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!



Let's start with my favorite genre to write (and read). It's not a mystery that I LOVE mysteries. For some reason, I feel horror would be difficult to manage. I enjoy the unfolding of suspense and the clues leading to the crime. The genre of horror spills everything, guts and all. There's nothing left to the imagination. Mystery and horror are not the same thing.  

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Hope this season does not disappoint. 


13 comments:

  1. Hi, I too enjoy sitting on my sofa on a Saturday afternoon and reading a good mystery.
    All the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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  2. I guess thrillers could fall somewhere in between the two.

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    1. True. But if it's gory or gross, it's not for me!

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  3. I'm not a mystery fan so they would be difficult for me.

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    1. I like a combination of several genres. As long as there is some element of mystery, I'm in!

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  4. Horror is hard to do well. (Although, I'm not really a fan.) Good choice.

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  5. I enjoy mysteries too! That thrill is something else. I do enjoy reading a good horror, but I'm not sure I would be able to write a convincing one :)

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  6. I've read a couple of exceptional horrors, but I'd probably call them soft horrors. No blood and guts.

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  7. I really want to write a mystery someday. Do you have any good craft recommendations? I'd appreciate it if you'd email me them if you do.

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  8. I'm not smart enough to craft a good mystery, but I do love reading them. What strikes me odd is that one of my beta readers had called my novella a horror, and I was all, "wha??" Apparently, because it had zombies, they classified it as horror. I always considered horror a tonal thing.

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