Ad-hoc poll! - The Motive Center
After my previous post, I suddenly thought--why don't I ask? I don't have formal polling technology on here yet (suggestions welcome), but let's just ask:
1. What genres or subgenres do you read the most? (e.g., how-to nonfiction, history, romance, epic fantasy, hard SF--please be specific!)
2. What genre or subgenre do you write the most?
1. SF, both soft and hard; history
2. Nonfiction (psychology), historical mystery, psychological "soft" SF
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|Date:||January 30th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)|| |
Sorry I haven't commented a lot recently--RL getting incredibly hectic on my end--but I have been reading and finding the writing about motive very interesting.
So. In order to re-integrate myself into 'net life (*grin*), here are my answers.
1: I read pretty much everything except Westerns or romance but when I want to have mindless reading just to pass the time, reading theoretically disconnected from school, I go for the political novels (Tom Clancy, things like that) or the sci-fi/fantasy. It really depends on my moods and if I want something new (usually magic-related) or something comfy and familiar (one of the things I often go back to is the Foundation cycle). But I still like to read nonfiction, especially history and politics and theory.
2: I mostly write psychological pieces, focusing on relationships. I also write a lot of essays, though--about lots of things, but mainly history and lit.
I read SF/F, horror, history, mystery and historical fiction the most.
I write sf/F/horror. Have plans for historical fiction.
|Date:||January 30th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)|| |
I read almost all fantasy (I generally avoid urban fantasy and vampire fantasy, although I have been known to enjoy a few that fall under those categories); i also some mystery, science fiction, and historicals (random based more on author than genre). In fact, most of what I read is more based by author than genre.
I write fantasy, I think it falls closest to epic in subgenre.
1) Fantasy (urban being a favorite) and fiction with a generally fantastical bent to it. Recent reads include "Da Vinci Code" (blech) and "Onion Girl" by De Lint.
2)This is hard, as I don't generally write much. I do textual RP a lot, and in that case, it's also urban fantasy mostly, though sometimes just straight fiction.
|Date:||January 31st, 2005 11:17 am (UTC)|| |
I read historical fiction, historical mystery, SF/F, history, and a lot of other stuff ;)
I write historical fiction, contemporary general, and horror.
I've tried to write SF, and at one time it was what I read most of, but I could never create universes I could believe in. The only fantasy I've written that worked was HP and Buffy fanfic.
|Date:||January 31st, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC)|| |
What Dan reads/writes...
I read SF and fantasy, though I prefer large scale, detailed-new-world speculative fiction to fluffy stuff. I also read the occasional thriller, spy novel or mystery, and I usually have one or two history or biography books going. (I am especially interested in the "history of small things," books about the significance in world events of the cod or the stapler or similarly "insignificant" items.)
These days, I mostly write contract language, which let me tell you is not much fun. For fun, I write (or rather have written) speculative fiction and hard-boiled detective stuff, sometimes combined.