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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

IWSG: Form - Genre

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. You can also join us on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG, or on the Facebook page.

Now, IWSG hosts have changed up the format in an effort to make it more fun and interactive.Every month, they will announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

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 Quote: "Although I have written a short story collection, the form found me and not the other way around. Don't write short stories, novels or poems. Just write your truth and your stories will mold into the shapes they need to be."
Have you ever written a piece that became a form, or even a genre, you hadn't planned on writing in? Or do you choose a form/genre in advance?

MY ANSWER - I've been intentionally writing short stories for a while. Most of my pieces are intentionally one form, or genre, over another.

How about you? Have you ever written a piece that became a form, or even a genre, you hadn't planned?


Rachna Chhabria said...

I love writing short stories :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've always written with science fiction as the intention.

Astrid said...

Great to read your response. I can relate.

Chrys Fey said...

Intentionally writing is perfect. We all write differently. :)

Jennifer Lane said...

Hi, Sylvia! That's great you like short stories. I tend only to write novels, and sometimes it's tough to motivate for 80K words!

Donna Hanton said...

I have to have an idea as a starting point, and as a framework for where the story is going. The idea dictates the genre and the format, usually.

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