What do YOU write?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-1999
What do YOU write?
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Wed, 09-16-2009 - 5:16pm

I am just curious as to what everyone writes.


Fiction or Non-Fiction?


Short or Long?


What genre?


Why do you write what you write?

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In reply to: reccap
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 7:43pm

Fiction or Non-Fiction?


Fiction.


Short or Long?


Novel length.

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iVillage Member
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In reply to: reccap
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 2:27am

Fiction or Non-Fiction?


My first love, and what I am most passionate about is Fiction.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-1999
In reply to: reccap
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 3:02am
Can I ask what bad habits you've had to unlearn from writing short stories?

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Thu, 09-17-2009 - 6:51am

When I wrote my first novel, which was called Remember No Evil, I consistently hit around page 100 and the novel would fizzle out.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: reccap
Thu, 09-17-2009 - 2:16pm

What do I write? Anything I feel like writing I guess. The trick is to sustain the passion - or at least the interest - to make it to the end.


Fiction or Non-Fiction?


Both I suppose. I've written both, enjoyed both, and had both (short pieces only) published.


Short or Long?


I enjoy writing novels but haven't gotten any to the point where they're ready for submission.


Fiction seems to work better for me as short stories. We'll see how non-fiction works when the cookbook is finished. ;-)


What genre?


My novels have included mystery, horror, and speculative fiction.

JudyB






iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-1999
In reply to: reccap
Fri, 09-18-2009 - 12:04am

Thanks so much for that!


I do a lot of that myself.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-03-2004
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Fri, 09-18-2009 - 10:16pm

Short Stories


No clue what the self-help book was--it was more than six years ago, and the reference to short story writers having trouble with novels was the only thing memorable about it.


I should note though that it's a myth that getting short stories published will help get you a foot in the door with a novel.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-29-1999
In reply to: reccap
Sat, 09-19-2009 - 2:11am

I've heard that about short story publishing makes it easier to get a novel published, but I agree with you-the chance of actually publishing a short story is SO small that it seems almost ridiculous to pursue that when you could be making your novel writing better.


I hadn't thought about that-the subplots being there but not being developed.

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