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Weekly discussion May 15th.
- Paranormal and Supernatural – What paranormal and supernatural creatures do you think have been underused in novels? On the flip, which ones are overused?
- Romance writers – What tropes are overdone in romance? Anything you think are a complete no-no (other than the obvious rape/forced marriage stuff)?
- Thriller – What is the single most important element of a thriller?
- Fantasy – What makes a fantasy novel a fantasy, rather than magic realism?
- Sci-Fi – Star Trek basically predicted some of the technology we have now, so what do you think we should be predicting for ten to thirty years time?
- Young and New Adult group – Do you tackle difficult subjects in your Young Adult/New Adult books? Why?
- Children’s group – Do you tackle difficult subjects in your Children’s books? Why?
- Horror – What’s your favorite horror subgenre? Why?
- Mystery – What makes a mystery different from a thriller? Do you agree that the genres can be used interchangeably?
- Non-fiction – What three elements of your platform do you have in place and why are they so important?
- Erotica – Let’s talk about the difference between erotica and porn and the books that are neither and are about sex/relationships but are so terrible that they can’t even be considered in either genre
- Transgressive – Do you think people place too much emphasis on the ‘I’ in transgressive and erotica writing and why?
- Historical writers – What’s your favorite time period and why? Bonus, what’s one great website (not your own!) to research that time period, or other time periods?
- Lit/poetry/short stories/Novellas – Poll – what I write…
- After the novel (marketing and prep for publishing) – What’s the hardest part of marketing and why?
- Historical fantasy – What’s the difference between historical writing and historical fantasy writing?
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