Thank you to Lexcade for this fun award. Have a look at her blog, Going from Nobody to Somebody at: http://lexcade.blogspot.com
The goal of the Liebster is to showcase up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The rules:
Lydia selected this month’s topic for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog:
"I have a genre-crush on______"
This is a fun topic, and one I think about frequently. I have two beloved genres I don’t try to write in: Cozy Mysteries and Historicals.
I adore Cozy Mysteries, especially those in the Aunt Dimity vein, by Nancy Atherton. Murder optional, and no (or very little) blood. They are all about figuring out a mystery, even a little one, and always have a happy ending. My idea of a good evening.
I don’t write them because I’m not well connected to the modern world. I don’t watch television. I don’t even own a cell phone. (And that little beast of technology makes mysteries harder – when it doesn’t make a new and scarier problem for the characters. LOL!). Quite honestly, I have very little interest in modern society. I just love trying to solve the mystery.
Historical novels, on the other hand, I don’t dare attempt – I’d never get past the research stage. I could research forever. I’m not interested in romance or war, so I’ve cut out three quarters of my possible readership. I think I’d have fun writing a mystery set in 1880s California or England. Or in 1780s England – another fun period for me, since I enjoy the clothing styles of both eras. Oh, dear. That shows my priorities, doesn’t it. ;-)
What genre would you like to write in, but haven’t tackled yet?
I would love to write a non-fiction piece like Erik Larson telling an interconnecting story of life on the streets. Almost like a documentary. I have a few people in mind I can follow. But credibility at this point is an issue. We'll see.ReplyDelete
You've listed some great genres to read, but hard ones to write! Nice post! :DReplyDelete
My genre crush is YA. So hard to get an authentic voice with that.ReplyDelete
Hi Elizabeth! That kind of non-fiction strikes me as hard to break into, but I bet it would be a fascinating story!ReplyDelete
Hey Laura. :-)
I think YA is hard, too, Julie. Voice is everything.
Best wishes to you all in your writing!
I hear you about the historical. I've done it once and it was endless research. :)ReplyDelete
LOL, Lydia. Hurray for research!ReplyDelete