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Originally posted by Charlie72 Charlie72 wrote:

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?

I loved your round 1 story and writing style. I agree that one of the best things about this competition has been getting pushed out of my comfort zone. I’m now way more comfortable with writing action/adventure scenes in my novel because I had some practice here. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote sgspeed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 11:21am
No way I'm writing it down, I'll get one of them for sure!  I will say that I really love historical fiction. I'll curse that one, because there are others I'm fond of as well. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote amlewi08 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 11:22am
I'd kill to get the ghost story genre.  I've not written in it, but it just seems like it'd be fun!  I'd want to make it comedic.

I'm afraid to say what I wouldn't want because, you know, "thinking things into existence" and what not.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hatter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 11:38am
There are some genres that I’m terrified of getting. I will not name them because that’s how they get you!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote vkmartin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 11:47am
I would love to get a genre I haven't written before for NYCM over the years. So far I've done fantasy, scifi, historical fiction, romcom (wouldn't mind doing that one again though because it was terrible), mystery, drama, and thriller.

That said ... please not political satire.
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I'd love to get something I haven't done yet, except for political satire- so: ghost, horror, thriller, even spy...can't remember the rest off hand. LOL Comedy would be tough, too. 

looking forward to Friday midnight! Good luck to Group 49 on some good prompts!
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I’d do awful things to get Sci-Fi. Sci-Fi is home to me. I’d be pretty happy with Fantasy, Horror, Fairytale or Polisat too. 

Just please NYCMN gods, don’t give me Drama. My writing is pretty reliant on bizzare, otherworldly or absurd things happening, and I just don’t feel like I could do that with Drama. I’d be so stuck. Wouldn’t really want Romance either for similar reasons, although I did draw RomCom for round one, and placed pretty well by writing about a guy who explodes so who knows?
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I was so happy to get sci-fi last SS, but then overthought it so it didn't have the beautiful ending I had dreamed about. Still messing with that one. Anyway. Sometimes it's nice to get something you dread and then surprise yourself. I did not know I could write a romance last year without people running for buckets, but I did. Soo....I'll take whatever. Though I would appreciate if it wasn't set during a forest fire and include a mechanical bull. I'll pass on that.
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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 1:01pm
Originally posted by northernwriter northernwriter wrote:

I loved your round 1 story and writing style. I agree that one of the best things about this competition has been getting pushed out of my comfort zone. I’m now way more comfortable with writing action/adventure scenes in my novel because I had some practice here. 

Thank you!  I loved your story too though I got the sense it wasn't as purely indicative of your style since you wrote it as a children's romp.  But I definitely had you down as one to root for and to check out what else you do!
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Originally posted by beadbalm beadbalm wrote:

Soo....I'll take whatever. Though I would appreciate if it wasn't set during a forest fire and include a mechanical bull. I'll pass on that.

Same, literally, same.  
But that said, I ended up loving what I did with those prompts (if a bit disappointed that the judges were a little less enthused) and I'm looking forward to tinkering with it.
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