Wondering Writers #18

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Do you read the same genre that you write?

My book is a heroic fantasy book, set in a world that I plan to use for future books as well.  Some will also be heroic fantasies, but others will be a little different.  I have an endless amount of ideas and I don’t want to limit myself to a specific type of genre, but they will all be fantasy based.

I love reading fantasy.  I love almost all kinds of fantasy.  The only types I’m not really a fan of are ones that are too focused on war and fighting.  I don’t mind war playing a role in a book, it plays a role in my book, but I don’t want to read a book that has fighting in basically every chapter.

That being said, I have been enjoying paranormal romance lately.  I also occasionally like to read science fiction though, again, not if it contains too much fighting.

So, my favourite genre to read is also the genre that I write, but I am curious to know about you!

Do you read the same genre that you write?

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8 Comments

  1. I think I’m sort of a weird one, because I tend not to read a whole lot of what I write. I mean, I read some, but my favorite books are basically different genres than I write. Which is weird? But I guess, I like reading authors that I know I can’t (or don’t) write like because, to me, that’s the point. I’d love to write like Fredrik Backman, but I don’t, so I’m perfectly content to go to pieces over one of his books and cry myself to sleep at night with whatever shred of my soul I have left when I’ve finished. It seems to work lol.

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    • Kim

      Haha, that definitely makes sense 🙂 I think that’s partly why I like some variety too

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  2. Rebecca

    I write YA mystery, but I don’t read a lot of YA books anymore. I used to all the time, which is why I think I chose that genre to write in, but I still read loads of mystery and crime novels.

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    • Kim

      That’s interesting. Maybe you write it because it’s familiar? Would you consider writing adult mystery or crime in the future or do you think you’ll stick to YA? Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      • Rebecca

        Yeah, I was writing YA because I was reading loads of them, and the mystery subplot just came along on its own, though that was probably because I was reading loads of them too.
        I was actually thinking about developing my series from YA to NA and eventually adult as the main character grows, but I’ve not thought about writing crime. I like mysteries too much 🙂

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      • Kim

        Good luck with your writing 🙂 I definitely think that would be an interesting transition but if you decide to take that path I would also consider that some readers would not be ready for the change to NA so they wouldn’t be able to continue the series

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      • Rebecca

        Thanks. 🙂 It’s only a thought at the moment because I’m only working on the third book, but it’s something I’ll deal with later when I’m ready to make that transition

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  3. Do you read the same genre that you write?

    Yes! 😛😄

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