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Any other novelists out there?
« on: July 11, 2017, 05:56:33 am »
It was writing that made me realise I wanted to transition. I desperately want to finish my current book but because I'm a pantser, there's a lot of work to do on the second draft and I'm going through so much <not allowed> right now.

Do you write genre fiction? If so, what genre?

My stuff is hard to place. I'm told it's urban fantasy but I don't really adhere to that label.

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Re: Any other novelists out there?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 04:15:35 pm »
I stick to no particular genre with what I write. I have 2 books, one that is almost ready to publish, and several short stories. I'm compiling them into a book when I get enough of them written.

Once you finish the story, editing is easy. I have one book that is getting a major revamp of a huge chunk of the story. So it's all up in the air. Just write your style and ignore labels.
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Re: Any other novelists out there?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 07:05:57 pm »
The best thing I ever did was join a few writing IRC channels. I think my work has improved more in a year than in ten years before that, and I'm constantly motivated to work to keep up with my buddies.

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Re: Any other novelists out there?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 03:59:10 am »
I started writing as way to relieve my anger and then it became a tool for documenting my transition...I have written an outline for a book but am still working a more refined one...I don't consider myself all that good but I enjoy it all the same

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Re: Any other novelists out there?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 09:37:11 am »
I used to write novels into notebooks when I was much younger (didn't have my own computer). But I don’t like to count those anymore, even though I used a lot of notebooks because they were rather long after all.

I have finished the last and first novel that I wrote on my computer (I don’t count the dozens of short stories or RPs here) in 2015 with around 200 pages. 
Then I started another one and got stuck in the middle. I wanted to continue and finish it before starting something new but I realised that I have grown apart from that story over the last year and will probably rather start a new project then and finish the other one whenever it concerns me again.

As far as genres go I don’t care and don’t know what the stuff I write could be called.
I won’t limit my writing and my ideas with a label or specialise on one genre or anything. I probably wouldn’t even be able to write that way because my stories and ideas and characters just randomly come to my mind without me thinking about a concept or a concrete idea first, that just developes automatically then.
I’m probably not a conventional writer regarding that matter. 

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Re: Any other novelists out there?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 06:51:52 pm »
I wouldn't call myself a novelist persay, because the closest to getting my work published is on sites like deviantart. And honestly, that's good enough for me. Cause really, I mostly write for me. Its a way to express myself. An outlet. And to fantasy about a better world.
I do have one novel I'm re-writing/editing though on Deviant art, and a bunch of related short stories/"books" that follow it. Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery/Thriller on that genre.  Still developing the world though.
(Click the little dA icon under my avatar, hit gallery, scroll down to the folder Masahiro, then scroll down to the folder 'Thrill of the hunt' for my "novel".  There is the original, and the new stuff I'm editing there. Although, I think both first chapters look the same because I replaced the first chapter before I decided to leave both editions up)

I also write a LOT of poetry.
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Re: Any other novelists out there?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 09:56:01 pm »
I write hard science fiction novels, urban fantasy, and an action/mystery series about a girl who works for the Palm Springs branch office of a large Los Angeles law firm.

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Re: Any other novelists out there?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2018, 12:59:43 pm »
Not far off the end of my BA in English and Writing and I'm getting into serious writing. I think I'm kind of expected to start writing a novel for publishing at this point. Lots of people have asked me about it.

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Re: Any other novelists out there?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2019, 04:33:06 pm »
I write in various genres: horror, (urban/dark) fantasy, (LGBTQ+) romance and scifi (dystopia).
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