I will read almost anything if it's well written, but I do have a soft spot for science fiction because when it's done well, it's spectacular and nowhere else do you have such creative freedom. In most (?all?) other genres, you have to obey certain rules - avoiding anachronisms, being accurate about "real life" details, etc - but in science fiction, you can do away with anything, from gender to gravitational forces!
My own writing is in both "hard" science fiction (think rocket ships and scientists) and "fantasy" (think magic and elves).
Literary fiction of any length from flash to novel. I especially like humor, the unusual and unexpected. Lately I've been posting some work at
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I haven't always believed so fervently in the complete uselessness of genre to define one's work. But I do now. And I will forever. Amen.
I identify myself as a writer. As such, I operate almost entirely from a creative standpoint. It is up to marketers, agents, publishers, critics and most importantly readers to define what it is I have written. I find this perspective clarifying in that it allows me to immerse myself in the muck of whatever creative works, messages, news, etc., I can find and turn it to my own twisted ends.
As for fiction writing, I occasionally publish on Hot Valley Writers. Google it.
Drama is my favorite genre.
I really don't believe in genres. I think to limit yourself to one category as a reader or a writer is a mistake. I like to read and write something that makes people think and feel.
My website www.chadarthur.com is a great place for people to check out my work and keep up with my carreer.
I would have, at one point, claimed mystery or fantasy as the favored genre, but now I refuse to do so as genres overlap and run into each other almost as much as ripples in a pond.
http://nwittynpretty.blogspot.com/index.html is the closest thing I have to answer the second question.
I like alternate history and historical fiction. Two of my short stories can be found at www.militaryhistoryonline.com. There's a fiction section listed where you'll find "The Wait" and "The Pig War - an Alternate History."
Romance is my genre of choice. Preferably contemporary with an occasional attempt at paranormal. I've yet to complete a book, and as of now the only places where you can read my writing is http://www.lemonfingers.com/v2/?f=complexenigma and my earliest dabblings in romantic fanfiction at http://www.fanfiction.net/~silverserenity
As a reader, no specific genre, I just like reading good ficiton and good nonfiction. As a writer 'Fifi' published by Bookman in 2005 (Isbn 1-59453-602-3) and 'Fifi's stories and blogs' which can be found at my Author's Den site, www.authorsden.com/marcusdino, would probably be considered 'chiclit' or 'geny girl fiction' or 'Hollywood fiction.' But as a reader and as a movie buff I enjoy all different kinds of genres.
I truely enjoy writing about my life I have written, published and pedaled two books, Nubbin Ridge and The Chinaberry Tree and be found and excerpts accessed at googlebooks.com. I also write for the weekly, The News Commerical, Collins, MS and the daily Hattiesburg American.
I really love science fiction and have been a Star Trek fan since the show first aired in 1966...I know, I'm dating myself, but it is true...it was only natural that I write along these lines as a lot of my ideas are realistically futuristic. Point-Six Percent takes a unique look at how evolution and mankind have likley "benefitted" from pervious contacts with outside worlds and just how Earth gets ready for an eventual "First Contact".
http://www.stevebantle.com is the site where anyone can delve further into the book - there are samples not only of this novel, but a sneak peak at the sequel, The Present Future.
Words are art to me. Any genre as long as it is a good, effective read. You can google my name "Jennifer Vargin" and some articles will appear- not my best work, but some samples. I'm working on several novels and I think if I could break into screenwriting, that is where I would truly excel.
I am also a photographer and some of my work can be seen at www.ghostwriter.smugmug.com
Anyone wishing to give my work a look can contact me at email@example.com.
I am a gaming (casino) expert and could serve as a consultant to any production company doing any part of their project in a casino environment. That's been my source of steady income- the gaming industry. Seventeen years in Vegas, then the Gulf Coast, Louisiana, Oklahoma. They're basically all the same- human nature doesn't change.
My most favorite would have to be Science Fiction. The Civilization Loop was pretty much all Science Fiction, with a hint of mystery. Recreant was primarily Horror, with a touch of Science Fiction.
You can check out both of my books at www.therecreant.com. There are links to each books individual websites, as well as links to blogs I've written, current stories I am working on and much, much more.
Contemporary women's fiction is my favorite. Head over to my website to read an excerpt from my novel, Rain Song. http://www.alicewisler.com
I like some novels, many plays, and poems that are intense and surprising. I write poems ocassionally. I have written plays and screenplays. I wrote my first novel - Burning Bodies - in 1964 (never published). Politics of Joy, about the 1968 US presidential election, can be downloaded for free from the pair.com site: "Il est l’auteur de Joseph’s Hardware http://www.lulu.com/content/1714873, Politics of Joy http://www457.pair.com/aep/poj/, et l’histoire des Jeux Olympiques de Montréal, à paraître aux Presses universitaires de McGill-Queen’s http://mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=2326" Eustis Circle will be available from Lulu sometime soon. It'll be followed by Telling Time, People You Can Trust, Seventy Time, and Broken Premises - all about ten American kids from 1946 to Dec. 2000.