Weekly subgroup discussions – Week beginning Sunday 15th May

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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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Kai Wilson-Viola writes under various names, and in all genres. Co-founder and webmistress of the IAG site, she writes content on request of members.
She has written several books including the Ten Hour Marketing Plan and 12x12 - tutorials for social media.
When not writing, she can be found maintaining sites, designing themes, managing a charity called the Less than Three foundation, gaming, knitting or reading.

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