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    Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 8:36am
Now that everyone has (probably) read the results from the first round, I guess we're all curiously awaiting our next prompts!

Is there a genre/object you've always wanted but never got? Or a prompt you coveted but didn't get?

Conversely, is there any genre that freaks you out above all else? I'm a Very Serious History PhD Student, and I'm absolutely positive I'd screw up historical fiction... but I'd love to try sci-fi Smile
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Let’s look at me this way.

What genre do I want the most? Crime Caper.

What genre do I fear I will get? Horror (no pun intended).

Crime Caper because I write mysteries as my writing hobby and would like to try something a bit different and the allowability to have humor on purpose.
Horror because I despise watching gore (it actually makes me vomit watching it), so I don’t think I could write it.
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I really want comedy. I swear to Jesus I am a funny guy! I have written very funny advertising in the past, but not a comedy story. But I think (hope) I could create a spectacularly oddball romp regardless of object or setting. 

Ghost Story was rough for me (though I managed 11 points somehow). It was so new and uncomfortable for me. 

And say NO to Historical Fickshun. I might quit if I get that. 
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I really want to try my hand at Sci-Fi. Honestly though, I’ve written like seven different genres for these comps and I’ve surprised myself with each of them. I’m open to all challenges. (She said, knowing full-well she has just doomed her group to receiving Drama or Historical Fiction tomorrow 😛)
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The only genre I really never wanted to get was political satire.

I got it in round one. First try. Of course.

Even though I did pretty well, my nightmare is that I somehow draw political satire again in round 2. 

My ideal prompts would be scifi, fantasy, or horror. Hoping the writing gods will be kind to me.
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I've done the flash and short story a few times and only gotten ghost story, crime caper, comedy, fantasy, and political satire. I'd just like to try something new. I like the challenge. 

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Originally posted by juliaro juliaro wrote:

Now that everyone has (probably) read the results from the first round, I guess we're all curiously awaiting our next prompts!

Is there a genre/object you've always wanted but never got? Or a prompt you coveted but didn't get?

Conversely, is there any genre that freaks you out above all else? I'm a Very Serious History PhD Student, and I'm absolutely positive I'd screw up historical fiction... but I'd love to try sci-fi Smile


I'll look at results before round three.  Until then they don't mean anything.

I'm really bad at anything romance-ish, mostly because I'm not that person.  Comedy is also hard; I can usually crack people up, but writing funny is more of a horror show.  Horror...actually any genre that relies heavily on emotional reactions because I'm basically the definition of flat aspect, hence all the dry, sarcastic humor.  Action/Adventure can be hard, simply because descriptions eat words at a prodigious rate (so I wrote it as drama; score is out there but I won't look at it).

Sci-Fi (is not a genre).  I grew up on that before I switched to hard science and history.  Pol-Sat, because nothing is easier than poking fun at the hypocrisy surrounding us and I can write it as sci-fi (is not a genre), Historical Fiction (is also not a genre), except it takes forever and nobody likes history, or at least not real history.  The sanitized version seems to be in now days (see pol-sat).  I'd like to try my hand at Mystery some day.  Solving problems is what I do, so I'm afraid I'll make it too obtuse, but that's not my problem.

I'm not afraid, or freaked out, at anything NYCM can throw at me. The prompts are what they are.

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I normally write romance/historical romance and historical fiction, but I entered this contest to challenge myself. I am pleased with my results for round one. I had fairy tale, so it really wasn't a stretch from my usual, but I did get some great feedback from the forums.

There's really not one in thing in particular that I am hoping for, but I am not convinced I would do well with political satire or mystery. Oh I'm usually the type to figure out the mystery well before the end of the book/movie, but I don't know that I could plan that. I admire those who can. Horror is also a little intimidating.

I am really looking forward to the next challenge, even though this is going to be a rough busy weekend for me, but with a full laptop battery and enough coffee I can do anything!
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I would love historical fiction or romance. Closest I've come is romcom.

As always, please God not polisat 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Charlie72 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 10:23am
I tend to write drama, often with aspects of suspense or horror.
I’m looking forward to getting anything that’s outside of those three genres.  Maybe I’ll learn some skills I didn’t know I had?
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