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    Posted: 21 Sep 2022 at 7:59am
The way I see it most story styles could work being told out in verse, rather than prose. Can you think any that would not?
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It looks like the genre pool for this competition is A/A, Comedy, Drama, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Ghost, HistFic, Horror, Romance, RomCom, Sci-Fi, Suspense/Thriller--out of those, I think I'd struggle most with rhyming HistFic. HistFic and Comedy are the two genres I haven't pulled yet that I'm most scared of. Even though I'm doing pretty well with my NYCM bingo (no repeats yet!), I'd be happy to never pull Comedy LOL I'd accept HistFic for a Flash. I do NOT want it for Rhyming!! (I've just cursed myself to get it for Rhyming, haven't I...)
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That was one reason I did not sign up for the guinea pig season. I want to know which genres they're keeping (because if I had to try and write a rhyming political satire I'd probably quit writing.)
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Originally posted by jennifer.quail jennifer.quail wrote:

That was one reason I did not sign up for the guinea pig season. I want to know which genres they're keeping (because if I had to try and write a rhyming political satire I'd probably quit writing.)

If you wanted to still sign-up, they post the possible genres in the rules and regulations! So no PolSat for this one haha. But I understand that Rhyming Story isn't for everyone, even without the risk of PolSat LOL
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Originally posted by CamsynClair CamsynClair wrote:

If you wanted to still sign-up, they post the possible genres in the rules and regulations! So no PolSat for this one haha. LOL

I hadn't seen that in the rules! Meaning I didn't actually read the rules. But glad to know that Political Satire is out of the mix as rhyming P.S. sounds like a seriously unfun assignment.

So out of the genres on offer I would order them like this, easiest to hardest, based on nothing but my gut instinct which is notoriously off. 

Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Historical Fiction
Drama
Ghost Story
Horror
Romance
Sci-Fi
Action and/or Adventure
Suspense and/or Thriller





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Originally posted by jennifer.quail jennifer.quail wrote:

That was one reason I did not sign up for the guinea pig season. I want to know which genres they're keeping (because if I had to try and write a rhyming political satire I'd probably quit writing.)

You're speaking my language. I have signed up for the rhyming story challenge, but recently had PolSat for short screenplay and did not enjoy the experience, and if I get PolSat for the rhyming challenge, I'm out. 
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Originally posted by KirrilyK KirrilyK wrote:

Originally posted by jennifer.quail jennifer.quail wrote:

That was one reason I did not sign up for the guinea pig season. I want to know which genres they're keeping (because if I had to try and write a rhyming political satire I'd probably quit writing.)

You're speaking my language. I have signed up for the rhyming story challenge, but recently had PolSat for short screenplay and did not enjoy the experience, and if I get PolSat for the rhyming challenge, I'm out. 

Political Satire is not one of the possible genres for this challenge, along with mystery, spy and crime caper. Those four genres are also removed from both Microfiction challenges.
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Originally posted by Dark&StormyNight Dark&StormyNight wrote:

Originally posted by KirrilyK KirrilyK wrote:

Originally posted by jennifer.quail jennifer.quail wrote:

That was one reason I did not sign up for the guinea pig season. I want to know which genres they're keeping (because if I had to try and write a rhyming political satire I'd probably quit writing.)

You're speaking my language. I have signed up for the rhyming story challenge, but recently had PolSat for short screenplay and did not enjoy the experience, and if I get PolSat for the rhyming challenge, I'm out. 

Political Satire is not one of the possible genres for this challenge, along with mystery, spy and crime caper. Those four genres are also removed from both Microfiction challenges.

I’m so relieved this is the case. I’m looking forward to this challenge. 
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Originally posted by Dark&StormyNight Dark&StormyNight wrote:


Political Satire is not one of the possible genres for this challenge, along with mystery, spy and crime caper. Those four genres are also removed from both Microfiction challenges.

Oh, thank goodness no spy! Although I don't think Mystery would be that bad in rhyme, really; I'd swap it for suspense personally. 
Though I think it might be tricker to match rhymes with a "clearly expressed" emotion and theme in those specific excluded genres.
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Originally posted by hungrywriter hungrywriter wrote:

Oh, thank goodness no spy! Although I don't think Mystery would be that bad in rhyme, really; I'd swap it for suspense personally. 
Though I think it might be tricker to match rhymes with a "clearly expressed" emotion and theme in those specific excluded genres.

I actually hope I pull Suspense! Only with the right emotion and theme I should caveat, I suppose. Writing my Suspense/Thriller was one of my favorite (and the good news is that those categories are combined again for Rhyme, so if you don’t like Suspense, you could write a Thriller!). Though, if I pulled Suspense, I’d mess up my streak of a new genre for every story (I’ve gotten a different genre for all 5 NYCM I’ve written so far!), so maybe I shouldn’t hope for a repeat since it would be pretty cool to get through almost every genre (I’d like to pull Comedy never, lol. I already got PolSat in with my very first NYCM ever, so that one’s already checked off the list LOL).

My personal dread (besides Comedy) is HistFic… I don’t know if I could pull of HistFic prose, let alone Rhyming Confused
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