Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Welcome to BZPower!

Hi there, while we hope you enjoy browsing through the site, there's a lot more you can do if you register. Some perks of joining include:
  • Create your own topics, participate in existing discussions, and vote in polls
  • Show off your creations, stories, art, music, and movies
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes
  • Participate in raffles to win LEGO prizes
  • Organize with other members to attend or send your MOCs to LEGO fan events all over the world
  • Much, much more!
Enjoy your visit!





Photo

Genre Masher

Posted by xccj , in Stories Nov 11 2013 · 461 views

I'm a little behind on my story.  Part of it comes from preparing for job interviews.  Another part comes from just not being in the mood to write.  (Which I guess is something NaNo is supposed to fight, but whatev.)
 
But one thing I had to consider when cataloguing the story was what its genre was.  And its hard for me to pin it down to one thing.  Here's why.
  • It has definite science fiction elements to it, primarily involving the protagonist and his team.  There's also a lot of scientific explanations thrown around to cover various things.
  • But at the same time, the antagonist and his minions have a fantasy feel to them.  (And science fiction and fantasy are very distinct genres.)
  • There's also a fairly in depth mystery going on here.  But not a mystery in the sense of "somebody died, find the killer" but "okay, just what is the antagonist up to?"
  • And there's lots of martial arts action scenes.
So really, what would I categorize it as?  It contains a fair amount of many types of genres.  I'm labeling it as "adventure" because I think it has the feel of an action-adventure movie / story most of all.  But it is kind of hard to pin down.  It's a story world that I created on my own, so just exactly what genre should it fit into?
 
But anyway, more writing to be done.  Yay.
 
:music:

  • 0



Photo
Vorahk1Panrahk2
Nov 11 2013 08:53 PM

I guess you could go by whatever element is most predominant, but really, not every story has to fit into an established genre. Or stories can fit in more than one genre.

    • 0
Photo
Let's Henshin!
Nov 11 2013 09:02 PM

I know the feeling, very few of my pieces ever fall into a conventional genre.

    • 0

It's just a "genre-busting" piece. :P Genre is just "patterns of stuff" in a fictional work anyway. You are building new "patterns of stuff" that doesn't fall into the established patterns of stuff. 

 

And forcing oneself to write does not cure writer's block. It produces bad writing because you have to fill up the page with words, but those words need not be of any value. It's like writing a school essay.  

    • 0

I guess I'm more annoyed with the NaNo forcing me to choose a genre from their limited selection.  :P

 

Also I don't have writer's block in that I dunno what to write next.  Instead, I have the ideas fully formed in my head, somethings already "written out" word for word, but I'm just not in the mood to sit down and type it out.  This is why I wouldn't nessessarily make a great author; it takes me forever to get my ideas into a written work, and then somewhere in the process it becomes incoherant.  :P

 

:music:

    • 0

November 2017

S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19 20 2122232425
2627282930  

1 user(s) viewing

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

NaNoWriMo 2017

Posted Image

:music:

Recent Comments

Blog Achievements

Third Top Blogger (# of Entries)
Third Highest Viewed (# of Views)
Nowhere Near Highest Commented (# of Comments)
#1 Spot for Xccj Ramblings

:music:

Blog Subtitles

Is that the light at the far end of the tunnel, or just the train.
~ Owl City

Lisztomania, think less but see it grow. Like a riot, like a riot, Oh.
~ Phoenix

I took a sip of something poison but I'll hold on tight.
~ Foster the People

Birds sing for you, you can make this blue sky blush
~ Oh Land

On the other side of the street I knew, stood a girl that looked like you.
I guess that's Déjà vu, but I thought this can't be true
~ Train

But even the sun sets in paradise
~ Maroon 5

Crazy how that shipwreck meant my ship was coming in
~ Train (Again?)

So make now your ally, and leap before you look
~ Nothing's Carved In Stone

I'm just too much a coward to admit when I'm in need.
~ Passion Pit

Just believe in far away, ikiru tame ni sore wa
~ Song Rider

Everything that drowns me makes me want to fly.
~ One Republic

I live my life in shackles, but I'm borderline-free.
~ Tove Styrke

Silver Lake, Mercury Mining, This Mistake, No Silver Lining.
~ Alkaline Trio

:music:

Ha Ha

You scrolled to the bottom.

I now control your mind.

REPLY!