I usually write fantasy novels. Recently, I had an idea which would work very well in combination with an existing idea for a fantasy novel that I have or alternatively it could work well as a thriller-type novel. My instinct is to keep it with the fantasy novel, but this got me thinking...have you ever had this type of situation where you weren't sure which genre to choose for a project or idea? How do you decide? Do you start writing one, or both, or multiple, and see which one feels like the better fit? Do you have another method for choosing the right genre? Does it depend on the other potential elements e.g. characters? Or do you simply stick with the genre you usually write?
Just do it if you're tired of starting over stop giving up
Post by dragonshield on Jun 23, 2020 11:52:50 GMT -5
Literally had this thought process with my original piece last year. TQG has elements from a few different genres, so I picked the two main ones and did a little research to figure out which fit better? Found out that Science Fantasy is actually a thing. Perhaps down the line, after an edit or three, I'll find that one of them fit better overall and I can change it. Or, maybe not and I can just stick with it.
So maybe you could combine the two for now and evaluate later if it needs adjustment? I mean the thought of having to go back later and edit everything if it doesn't quite work sounds like a pain and a half, but, probably gonna have to do that anyway?
XD My point is if the idea works as a 'fantasy-thriller' I'd give it a try. If nothing else, it'll be interesting to see how you mix the two. (And that's if I'm understanding this right. (°ー°〃) )
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