Friday, April 8, 2011

G is for Genre

Oh the wonderful thing about genre
Is genre's a wonderful thing.....

If you write young adult or middle grade, you're one lucky writer. Unlike the boxes that the rest of the world has to sit in, YA and MG writers can go all over the board and still be in the same category.

Oh, the freedom!

I'm one of those people who when asked what my favorite book is, I stumble and stutter to figure it out. Because I love so many. I can't pick one. It depends on my mood.

It's like food. I'm not always in the mood for the same thing.

So writing YA and MG is really perfect for me. I get to try my hand at all kinds of things and it's still all the same category.

And which is my favorite?

I still don't have one. So far I've written urban fantasy, dystopian and contemporary with a touch of science fiction and romance. Well, for that matter, my dystopian has a tiny bit of science fiction in it too. And all of my books have some level of a love connection in them.

I think I would write anything if I felt a strong passion for it. That's what makes any story worth writing.

What's your favorite genre?

Switching gears for a second. Head on over to LDS Fiction and rate Wings of Light. You just click on the stars below the picture.

Today is the official release day for Wings of Light. Yay!


LouMac said...

Wow. That was like reading my thoughts out loud! I totally agree. When asked my favorite book, I have to think and finally say, "Can I take a rain check on that one? I can't think of just one..." I think that most books are good books. Why would they be published if they weren't? :D

Anyway, I like fantasy, but lately I'm starting to read more romance. I finally read Pride & Prejudice this summer. Yes, hooray! Everyone can clap now. Haha, just kidding. The truth is, that I just never got into it.

So now, at sixteen, I'm thinking romance is my favorite genre. But fantasy and science fiction and those others are still in there somewhere!

But I guess, like you said, it depends on my mood.

LouMac said...

Oh! And I just went and voted for ya!

(It's starting to make me feel like a very important person...I got to vote for your book!)

Laura said...

Thanks for stopping by LouMac!

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Powerful Woman Writer Award.
Go to and pick up your award.

C R Ward said...

Congrats on the release!

I like pretty much all genres, except . . . um . . . no, I was right in the first place. I like pretty much all genres. :-)