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Originally posted by CamsynClair CamsynClair wrote:

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

I am with you on dreading historical fiction - although I think it would be better in this competition than short story or flash.
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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.)

I actually think a political satire about either a certain past president or past prime minister (or both!) could work really well in rhyme. 


Edited by DianeG - 23 Sep 2022 at 4:35pm
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Originally posted by slinkylink slinkylink wrote:

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

I actually think that ghost story would be relatively easy. Think Poe's The Raven. Anything gothic-y would lend itself to rhyme and meter. 
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