Thursday, June 08, 2006

Contemporary with a twist

That's what I write. And for those of you who are wondering what in the hell I'm babbling about, let me explain.
I have Contemporary, Time Travel, Paranormal, and Erotic Romance out. And that's all well and good. But I hate to list them all when people ask what I write. Because most authors stick with one subgenre. And I do to. To an extent.
I write Contemporary-as far as this time period. And then I give it a twist. Whether that be Vampires, shapeshifters, time travellers, or hot sex. I'm leaning more toward the paranormal now. But I have another time travel idea. It's those damn twisty contemporaries again. *grins*

I don't see myself sticking with only one subgenre. I like to expand my ideas and incorporate all kinds of things into my stories. I have book one in a detective series done. I wrote it for a friend who doesn't particularly care for romance. I've started a fantasy.
By the way...for me, there's a fine line between Paranormal and Fantasy. I'm sure it's more clearly defined for some. And here's my take on that. Paranormal has a lot of dark creatures in it. Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, etc. While Fantasy brings to mind Fairies and Pixies and whatnot. Thoughts?
And how far out do you like your characters to be? Trolls? Dwarves? Merpeople? I'm curious.
And what do you write? One subgenre? Or do you share the literary love?


Amy said...

I'm easy. Or simple. Or something. Only writing one kind of books right now, Superromances. I will broaden my horizons someday, but for now, I can't deal with any more change. *g*

Bryan said...

Right now, four of seven active ideas are contemporary. One is set during the Revolutionary War, one is just after the Battle of Trafalgar, and the other is set in August of 565 AD.

How's that for variety?

Lyvvie said...

If the character is well drawn and believable then they can be as far out as your imagination can take them. Sherrilyn Kenyon's done a not too bad job with all her were-folk. But the suspention of disbelief is a fine line to tred.

I guess, of the few I've begun/plotlined I have contemporaries too. But, I also like writing teen stories; it's the adult/pre-adult relationship with all it's quirks and dynamics that make it interesting. I'm not sure if it's a lucrative market, but Judy blume did ok there once upon a time.

Then again, it's practice for when my darlings get there...perhaps it's anxiety/dream writing?

Tori Lennox said...

You know me. I jump all over the map. :)

Rene said...

Right now I'm sticking to historicals and historical paranormals. I also have a contemporary erotica going, but that's just for fun.

Ceri said...

I mostly write contemporaries. It's comfortable. But I'm absolutely longing to write a fantasy and/or paranormal. Just need to find the right story.