Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Way We Are: Dump your Genre and Age Group into the funnel

In writing, the rules are pretty much the same, no matter your genre and no matter the age group you write for. Sure, an incredible amount of things that have to be different with every genre and every age group. But the bones— they’re the same.

Just like writers. We’re the same, too! Okay. We just might be vastly different. But it feels like we're the same. The bones of a writer are the same. But even though we’re all the same, it’s still fun to see where we are different. Like the differences in what genre we write and what age group we write for.

So let’s hear it!

Are we writing vastly different things from one another, or a lot the same? I think it’d be interesting to know. Leave what genre and age group you write in the comments, and as often as I can, I will update the graphics to reflect the comments.



Me? I write middle grade adventure. Sometimes it's tinged with fantasy. Sometimes a little science fiction. Sometimes a little mystery. But ALWAYS a lot of adventure.

Can’t wait to find out what everyone else writes!

33 comments:

Joanne said...

Two genres for me ... Adult Contemporary, and Adult Nonfiction (memoir).

Cristina said...

YA fantasy sprinkled with a little paranormal :)

Iain said...

It'll be very intereasting to see the results unfold.
So far for me, it's been Adventures for Middle Readers. But the last one is a YA Adventure.
The ones I have mapped out and are queued up to write, are Sci-fi, Mystery, Crime, and more Adventure. As I haven't written these, do they count?

Shell Flower said...

Cool graphics! I write mostly YA. My first book is a YA urban fantasy and my second is a dystopian. I am about half-way into a paranormal romance as well. I'm actually still on the fence about whether my dystopian novel is YA or Adult just due to the age and themes. Most of it takes place when my MC is in her early twenties, but a lot is flashback to teen years. Sometimes it's hard to write on the cusp of an age group.

Ruth Josse said...

YA all the way! Right now I'm working on a dystopian, but I'd like to say I write in most of the sub-categories.

Mac said...

YA & Adult

Paranormal, fantasy, dystopian, suspense, general & speculative fiction

-- Mac
:D

Kelley said...

I love your pictures. I'm such a picture person :)

Well. Mostly YA. I have a completed YA Dystopian and YA Contemporary.

I also have a completed Mystery/Thriller.

In my brain are two more YA Contemporary and YA Sci-fi. I guess I can't write fast enough...

If you ever need another critique partner Peggy, let me know. I've critique three Middle Grade, two of which were adventure.

Jessie Humphries said...

How come you know how to do cool graphics like this???
Me- YA Contemporary and Paranormal Romance.

Stephanie Black said...

Adult mystery/suspense. I've also written some adult sci fi and will do more of that someday.

prerna pickett said...

YA paranormal romance and YA contemporary.

Abby said...

I write picture books and YA Fantasy :)
And I love how you do these awesome fun graphics. They are so cute.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

I write adult thrillers - often supernatural, murder-mystery type thrillers. They are the type of book I most like to read myself but I do branch out and try other genres occasionally.

Patti said...

I write MG & YA - mostly fantasy but a little sci fi as well.

J. A. Bennett said...

I'm writing two different things right now - a YA high fantasy and a YA Paranormal :)

WilyBCool said...

I want to write motivational, educational and self improvement. I love to read young adult fiction and fantasy / historical fiction.

David Powers King said...

I think I write too many genres.

MG, YA, and Adult Fantasy and Sci-Fi, with elements of Sword and Sorcery, fairytale, horror, paranormal, Romance, and Thriller.'

That's a mouthful, huh? :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hmm, better count me for both adult and YA (paranormal) romance. Great idea! :)

Jillian said...

I love these interactive/poll posts that you put together so well!

I write YA fantasy, dystopian, and adventure.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Okay, guys. I've updated the writing age groups, but I have to run to parent teacher conferences. I'll update the rest as soon as I get back. Keep 'em coming!

Tara Tyler said...

what are those things? popcorn? flowers?
whatever they are, it's so cute!
My first 2 are adult (sci fi/thriller and chick lit)
my next 2 are MG fantasy & YA rural fantasy (its set in the sticks, ha ha)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

This is really interesting. I'd say that I write contemporary middle grade and YA, some with elements of fantasy and usually a little mystery.

Stacy Henrie said...

I write adult historical romance.

M Pax said...

I'll be interested to see the results. I write for adults, speculative fiction [encompasses fantasy and sci-fi].

Peggy Eddleman said...

Okay! I've finally recorded everyone's age groups and genres. It's been so fun reading everyone's answers! I love it. Definitely keep them coming. Tara-- I'm going with flavored popcorn. Or just brightly colored cotton balls.

Kaylee Baldwin said...

I love your charts. :)

I write adult romance and YA contemporary.

Hannah Hounshell said...

YA urban fantasy is my thing. I love mixing the real world with the magic of fantasy. The possibilities are endless :D

Bethany C. said...

What darling graphics!!

Contemporary YA

Peggy Eddleman said...

Kaylee, Hannah, and Bethany, I've added yours. :)

Lan said...

I write young adult fantasy/dystopian but am starting a steampunk novel soon :) This is an awesome idea by the way!

Jenny S. Morris said...

I write YA Urban Fantasy, Adult Comptemporary. (I hope, I have an idea for one right now)

Love the graph. So much fun!

Leigh Ann said...

Young adult Science Fiction. I've completely bored myself with every contemp idea I've come up with, and that's the only other genre I think I could write.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Graphs all updated. I love seeing the results!

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

Here are mine:
Fantasy
Adventure
Middle Grade

:0)

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