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03-18-2007, 08:51 AM
What media and genres does everyone write in?

Me, I'm strictly prose. I write SF/Fantasy, literary/mainstream, NF articles, and, of course, that academic stuff.

I greatly admire those writers who have skill and talent in the areas where I lack skill and talent.

Lyra Jean
03-18-2007, 09:00 AM
I write SF/F. Attempting to break into NF magazine articles. I dabble in poetry.

03-18-2007, 09:00 AM
I write:

- Fiction novels.
- Short stories.
- Comic books.
- The occasional non-fiction article on whatever needs writing.
- Video game dialog and storylines
- Video game worldbuilding and histories.

As for genres, I do:

- Sci-fi/Fantasy
- Horror
- Comedy
- Literary (whatever that is)
- Western (once)

03-18-2007, 09:04 AM
Fantasy through and through--pretty much everything I write is a derivation of it, one way or another. I write pure fantasy, YA fantasy (usually animal pov fantasies), and paranormal romance. I'm also working on a graphic novel.

I can also write a pretty darn good essay when necessary, but that's only for school. ;) So, basically I do prose and comics (or I will do comics, if I can just finish hashing out the damn plot and get to drawing already).

03-18-2007, 09:05 AM
I too am much better at prose than poetry. Although I do produce the occasional poem when inspiration strikes, I don't consider myself a very good poet compared to my skills at prose, and admire those with prolific poetic talents.

I like to write science fiction and fantasy. I like dealing with those genres because it's easier for me to make stuff up if I need it than to try and write according to the contemporary world's physics. :D Right now I'm focusing on a fantasy trilogy set in my own little world.

03-18-2007, 09:12 AM
I write nonfiction articles, devotionals, and poetry for print magazines. Though I haven't been very prolific lately. :-(


03-18-2007, 11:50 AM
I write fantasy, romance, and historical fiction by preference. I write essays to pass my university courses, and literary short stories for the same reason (also poems). All of my 'dark' writing comes from my university writing courses (it's one way of channelling the anger at being forced to write this way).

03-18-2007, 12:45 PM
Non-fiction: reviews, essays, opinions, blogs, humor, travel logs.

Fiction (both novels and shorts): SF/F, horror, mainstream (contemporary/historical), literary, thriller/suspense, romantic drama, comedy, screenplays, and plays.

Dabble in poetry and song-writing.

03-18-2007, 01:10 PM
I write long stories (novely-type things), short stories, and bad poetry. :)

Genre: mostly fantasy and/or YA fantasy. I've dabbled in other things, but I like making magic and angels and talking animals. It keeps me from growing up too much.

Linda Adams
03-18-2007, 03:59 PM
I write action-adventure thrillers for women. The storylines revolve around a woman heroine who gets all the action that traditionally goes to the male character in other books--but also stays realistically within the type of action women can actually do (though it does make it tougher to write in some places). I have one in submission and am working on a second one.

This is pretty much all I'm writing, except for an occasional non-fiction piece that catches my fancy or drops in my lap. I used to write short stories, but I deliberately gave those up because they were hurting my ability to write novels (I ended up having to relearn how to write all over again to do a novel and set aside what I learned for short stories). But I've also since realized that there isn't really a market for what I write in the short story market.

03-18-2007, 04:12 PM
I write freelance sports and human interest for a local newspaper.

I also write (but have had no luck, so far with publication) children's lit, particularly early chapter books.

03-18-2007, 04:14 PM
Regency: 19th century England historical romance :)

03-18-2007, 04:53 PM
Novels - Historical, Mainstream Thriller, Hard Science Fiction Thriller (all done, historical sold)

Short Stories - Historical and one Western (plus some more modern ones that aren't going anywhere)

Non-Fiction - Historical and some humorous

Poetry - Traditional metered in set rhyming patterns, Shakespaerian sonnets

03-18-2007, 05:16 PM
When I first started to try and write a novel many years ago I seemed to be drawn strictly to romance. Somewhere through the years, one divorce, one daughter later, and some scrapes from life, I see my genre has changed to more of a Thriller/Suspense with bits of Romance generally with an edge of the paranormal involved. There always seems to be a woman as the heroine. I suppose I can kick butt in books where I could not in real life.

03-18-2007, 05:36 PM
I started off writing hard and soft SF. I then dabbled in urban fantasy and did okay there. At my agent's suggestion I've switched gears again and gotten grittier and darker, and now write paranormal thriller. If this keeps up, I'm going to slide headlong into the horror market, without even knowing it!

I'm a slut because I don't write what I love anymore. I write for the market. Some say that's being a hack. I call it adaptability. I'm not going against the flow anymore--I'm trying to ride with it. I'll be the first to find out if this doesn't work, then I'll have only myself to blame.


03-18-2007, 06:26 PM
I write mystery short stories
suspense short stories
erotica short stories
erotica novels
suspense novels, if I ever finish either WIP

Maryn (Hey, it could happen)

Sohia Rose
03-18-2007, 06:39 PM
I write hard news, news features, profiles, human-interest stories, memoirs, how-to articles and books, personal essays, narrative essays, humor, travel essays and movie reviews.

03-18-2007, 06:52 PM
I definitely write fantasy & realistic fiction :-)

03-18-2007, 07:12 PM
MG Magical Realism (just learned that that was what it was) - adventure stories really with an hommage to all my fav children's books.

I also write plays. Drawing room comedies typically, with a lot of violence (and tons of blood! It's so much fun having blood delivered to your house!). Still trying to write the ultimate modern day Jacobean.

Tried once to write a detective novel. But I really suck at writing detective novels.

03-18-2007, 07:13 PM
Fiction novels!

Oh, bum. PeeDee got there first.

03-18-2007, 07:22 PM
Historical romance

Cav Guy
03-18-2007, 07:26 PM
Genres: Western, Fantasy, Espionage, Contemporary and Historical Military Fiction, Non-Fiction (mostly historical), Game Design (RPG and board sims)

Format: Novels, NF articles, Game Supplements, some short stories, game rules.

So far I've been published in both NF and games.

03-18-2007, 07:32 PM
Words. Sentences. Paragraphs.

Somehow they manage to become short stories and novels. I started out doing short stories because I thought novels were just beyond my abilities. Until I finally finished a novel and now I realize how much easier they are.

Anyway, my genres are fantasy: urban fantasy and alternate history fantasy. And space opera. I don't understand reality, so nothing is based upon the real world very much.

And I don't do poetry. Whoever said I did was mistaken.

03-18-2007, 07:33 PM
Oh yeah. I do poetry as well, mostly comedic, joking-around, only-half-serious stuff.

I take my fiction novelising a lot more seriously, though. That's where the money is after all. :D

Cathy C
03-18-2007, 07:42 PM
NF: magazine how-to, destination features, interviews and legal/technical.

Fiction: Historical, paranormal, thriller, mystery and romance

Poetry: Long ago and far away, but mostly it was "coming of age" stuff in my depressed youth. :)

Shady Lane
03-18-2007, 07:42 PM
Just YA novels. Non-fantasy, non-sci-fi...just novels. Maybe someday when I grow up I'll try an adult.

03-18-2007, 07:49 PM
Novels and short fiction (although it's quite scary that my completed novels outnumber my completed short stories *boggles*).

For genre, I tend toward SF and urban/superhero fantasy, with dabbles into the romance side of things (I just need to work on my HEA's).

Azure Skye
03-18-2007, 08:23 PM
I seem to gravitate toward middle-grade mysteries. In the past I've written poetry, short stories, and even an erotic short.

03-18-2007, 08:48 PM
I have MGD, or Multiple Genre Disorder.

Short stories--romance, psychological thriller, some humor, mystery
Novels--Middle grade and young adult (humor, romance, ghost)
Essays--conversational type, or what is also known as creative non-fiction
Poems--humorous. Can't write anything serious in this department, since I really, really, am not a poet. The poems accepted are all humorous.

And does posting my pearls of wisdom on AW boards count?? :D

03-18-2007, 09:19 PM
I consider myself a non-specialist, which of course does not mean I am not special! I'll write anything at least once. ;)


--short stories

--direct mail

--online & new

--don't get me started...

Sean D. Schaffer
03-18-2007, 09:59 PM
What media and genres does everyone write in?

Me, I'm strictly prose. I write SF/Fantasy, literary/mainstream, NF articles, and, of course, that academic stuff.

I greatly admire those writers who have skill and talent in the areas where I lack skill and talent.

Presently, Lori, I write prose. I do Erotica, Fantasy, and Freelance article writing.

I also admire people who can write things I can't do. Especially those who write hard SF, because I don't have all the theories and stuff like that down.

I have, in the past, written poetry, but I've never had any of it published. The only works I have published at present are articles. I look forward, pretty soon, to submitting novels again.


Interesting thread. Now I'm off to read the rest of the responses.

03-18-2007, 10:00 PM
Novels, primarily. Few of which are completely finished. Thrillers, urban fantasy, and romance.

I've written some nonfiction articles for magazines, and I've written articles for reference works in the K-5 to academic markets.

I also occasionally author really, really bad rhyming poems that I don't even save. They're to torture friends and family.

Ali B
03-18-2007, 10:03 PM
I've been published in almost everything at least once.
I'm a feature writer for http://paintingdrawing.suite101.com, I am a columnist for Fit Christian magazine, I've had a children's book published, a romance serial published, a sci-fi serial published, countless articles for every kind of publication you can think of, poems published in anthologies, I've written slogans for businesses, content for websites...the list goes on. :flag:
It's good to know I'm not the only writer who doesn't stick to just one thing. :hi:

03-18-2007, 10:31 PM
I write thriller/romance, erotica, and poetry. When I was much younger, I wrote horror.

Oh, and a couple of old websites lol.


03-18-2007, 11:06 PM
I write poetry, rhyme & non-rhyming, but prefer rhyming.
Short stories
children's stories
articles, mostly on writing
greetings for greeting cards
other short filler pieces
and I have written a horror story or two:)

03-18-2007, 11:20 PM
poetry, short stories, novels, articles etc.

03-18-2007, 11:22 PM
I'm writing horror screenplays at the moment, and have written crime stuff for TV. Have also written some damn strong letters to the London Evening Standard, sir!

03-18-2007, 11:40 PM
Great thread, Birol!

I write:

Novels (thriller/suspense, urban fantasy, romantic suspense, horror, and other)
Web copy
Ad copy
NF ebooks
Radio commercials
Pitch sheets
Screenplays (one, not finished)
Query letters
Business & court letters (for friends who feel uncomfortable doing so)
Forum posts
Blog entries
Shopping lists

I also "write" children's stories, but I don't actually write them down... I just tell them to my son and nephews. The one thing I actually did right when I started querying my novels was to NOT mention this little factoid. :D

Edita A Petrick
03-19-2007, 02:03 AM
I write slipstream. Yep, just recently learned what it meant - anything mystery/suspense/thriller and even mainstream with extraordinary or fantasy elements driving either the characters or plot.

I don't know where they come up with these new definitions but if "slipstream" is indeed a genre then basically everything with an element as innocent as an uncanny streak or luck qualifies. For example there is a writer in romance category here I think who has a novel where character awakens to unusual powers - hears cats and dogs speak - and she called it romantic fantasy I think but it would actually be slipstream.

On the serious side, I write mystery, suspense, thrillers, sci-fic, fantasy and romantic suspense...that's sort of writing "for dessert" mostly...and short stories; literary and experimental. And if academic papers and research articles are to stand up and be counted, I have a few of those as well.

03-19-2007, 02:33 AM
Young adult mystery novels. Teenagers solving murders.

03-19-2007, 04:18 AM
My, how versatile we all are! I'm glad to know that I'm not alone. As for me:
- novel-length romance fiction (working on paranormal romance)
- romantic short stories
- poetry (tanka and also sold to Hallmark Cards)
- non-fiction for magazines (personal growth articles or women's issues)

03-19-2007, 04:21 AM
I'm told by a fellow forumite that I write Twilight Zone fiction. I'm still trying to figure out what genre that fits into...

03-19-2007, 05:35 AM
I'm a full-length novel type myself, mostly Science Fiction but also Mystery.

*Cath said forumite!*

03-19-2007, 06:11 AM
I write horror, fantasy, sci fi (the writerly tripod of doom) for the most part. Lately, I've been dabbling in mainstream/contemporary short stories, humor (it's surprisingly hard to write humor), and I've been talking with a few of my more artistically talented friends about trying my hand at graphic novels and comics.

03-19-2007, 06:26 AM
My WIP is a fantasy novel. I have full and partial outlines for sequels to it (but no trilogy!), a fantasy noir, and possibly a NF book about the sewers of the internet, based on my law enforcement experiences. For that last one, it depends on how hard it is to get the clearances necessary.

03-19-2007, 07:23 AM
My first two novels were in a contemporary mainstream style/setting. But my two recent novels and my fiction blog are speculative fiction, set in a low-tech future of political and economic chaos.

03-19-2007, 07:34 AM
i mostly write fiction, (all kinds off fiction) but i tend to write about drugs mostly. i like to mess around with rediculous drug stories. in my fiction class at school we are doing non-fiction this semester, which i find fun, because i like to really think about my life and write about it. i tend to write more sarcastically about myself...

03-19-2007, 03:52 PM
Aside from few baseball articles for a local paper, my WiP is the only significant writing I have attempted. Call it mainstream historical fiction. That works.

Norman D Gutter
03-19-2007, 04:45 PM
I am rather unfocused at present. I have published:

- two articles in engineering trade magazines
- four guest editorials (non-paying) in our local newspaper
- four poems for pay
- five feature articles through our writers group rotating contributions to a local weekly

I consider myself mainly a novelist, having finished one, working on another, outlining a third, with about 10 others constantly buzzing through my head. I'm working on a newspaper column that I think has publication potential. And I write essays on the current political/cultural situation.

My genres are mixed, sometimes overtly Christian, other times secular but with a Christian world view as background.


03-19-2007, 05:13 PM
I'm all over the place too:

Grant writing
Newspaper articles
CD reviews
Education articles
Dance articles
How-to articles
Parenting articles
Articles about the arts
Articles about writing
Articles about photography
Travel articles


03-19-2007, 07:02 PM
Wow, sounds like a lot of us have MGD (Multiple Genre Disorder). :D

I'm told by a fellow forumite that I write Twilight Zone fiction. I'm still trying to figure out what genre that fits into...
I'd say psychological thriller.

03-19-2007, 07:57 PM
I still haven't figured out the exact genre, but I'll go with Romance.

03-19-2007, 09:02 PM
Women's fiction and mysteries.

03-19-2007, 09:58 PM
In my day job, I'm the Lifestyles editor for a newspaper, so for them, I write features, weddings, engagements, birth announcements, health items, etc. I have covered every beat at the paper since I've worked here. There are only two things I hate covering, and that's sports and crime.

My fiction, well, it's hard to pinpoint exactly where I fall. My first novel, which is trunked right now, is mainstream. My novella is inspirational. My short stories are Southern women's fiction. I wish I could maintain that same voice for a novel, but I don't think I can. So, my WIP is a paranormal young adult.

03-20-2007, 05:40 AM
I write/have written:

News articles for print and broadcast
Advertising copy for print and broadcast
Op-Ed pieces for print
Academic subjects
Policies and Procedures

'Slipstream' (as it has been described elsewhere in this thread)
All of the above combined with Romance

Needless to say, I'm not published in fiction.

Guy DaBored
03-20-2007, 06:26 AM
I write subliminal hate speech couched in feline mystery.

Kate Thornton
03-20-2007, 06:26 PM
I write short stories, mostly mystery & science fiction.
I have written a few romance & literary shorts and some non-fiction, too.

03-20-2007, 07:51 PM
I like these kinds of questions, but I always go all over the place when I try to formulate an answer, because I'm never about just one thing.

-I got my start in literary fiction, because that's what I had to turn in for class, but I still don't really know what it is and isn't.
-I used to write poetry, because that was where the best scholarship money was in my particular English department. Yes, I'm pragmatic, but I like to think it doesn't make me soulless :D
-When I was younger, I wrote two unpublishable YA's, and now I'm working on my first novel that actually shows promise. It is, inexplicably, fantasy, which would make my adviser faint, but there it is. It's dark and whimsical and lots of fun to write, but I have no idea if it will ultimately be viable--one can only hope.
-I had a PR internship at one point, which involved me writing obscene amounts of filler copy, interviewing people, and reviewing books. I was decent at it, but really wouldn't want to do it again.
-I write a lot of narrative nonfiction in the vein of memoir, but haven't tried to publish any of it. One day, I'd like to combine it into a book-length manuscript, but I don't know what the ethical constraints are (it's mostly about high school).
-I recently wrote a story for a dark fiction contest, but now it's apparently also getting picked up for a horror anthology, so I don't know what that makes it. I think I'll try and hit up the whole dark fiction market a few more times though. This time last year, I had no idea it even existed, but it's sure fun to write for.

I'm basically a chameleon, in writing as well as in real life. I don't know if mimicry qualifies as a job-skill, but I've always been a When in Rome kind of girl.

aka eraser
03-20-2007, 10:29 PM
Mostly creative nonfiction - stories about my pedestrian existence with a dash of whimsy and a dollop of exaggeration. Or vice versa.

03-20-2007, 10:33 PM
Mostly creative nonfiction - stories about my pedestrian existence with a dash of whimsy and a dollop of exaggeration. Or vice versa.

Pedestrian? And all this time I thought it was about fishies.

03-20-2007, 10:34 PM
YA chick lit (mostly paranormal). Also write adult romantic comedy.

03-20-2007, 10:58 PM
Urban/dark fantasy, horror, noirish stuff, non-fiction articles (dealing with video games, electronics, and writing), and poetry. I usually do poetry as a writing excercise, to try out new images or figures of speech. I have one e-chapbook published by Scars Publication if that counts.

But mostly, I write stories that I want to tell, regardless of genre.

03-21-2007, 04:05 AM
1 novel (historical fiction)
"Teen" magazine articles
Grant Apps
Ad copy
Marketing copy
Business letters

Jersey Chick
03-21-2007, 05:07 AM
I write historical, contemporary, erotic - all romances. One of my WIP is a paranormal, but I'm stuck about 1/2 way through it (grits teeth). I'm also working on a romantic suspense.

I also write them under different names, so sometimes I forget who I am. :Huh:

03-21-2007, 07:25 AM
I like these kinds of questions, but I always go all over the place when I try to formulate an answer, because I'm never about just one thing.

I admit it, I was just trying to get a feel for what different media types and genres were represented in the All Writers Roundtable. ;)

03-21-2007, 03:18 PM
Greeting cards, poetry, inspirational quotes.

Children's stories, YA novel, short stories, working on erotica novel.

Newspaper articles, essays.


Penguin Queen
03-21-2007, 03:36 PM
I like these kinds of questions, but I always go all over the place when I try to formulate an answer, because I'm never about just one thing. <...>
I'm basically a chameleon, in writing as well as in real life. <..>

Yeah, me too. (Esp the real-life chamelion part: I have henna, blue & purple hair and blue eyebrows. :D)

I write non-fiction scripts for German public radio stations, mostly travel, history and some current affairs / politics background.
The history bit covers everything, although mostly cultural history and some gender (Ive done a cultural history of sheep, libraries, the Queen of Sheba, anaesthetics* and am currently writing about hermaphrodites (which is utterly, utterly fascinating)).

Not-very-well to not-at-all paid:
Short stories - my first book (yay!) is a literary short story collection out this summer. (yay!!)

I have finished a mystery novel and my current WIP is a travelogue-cum-history about the Welsh in Patagonia.

I have detailed plans for two YA novels (one set in Ancient Rome, the other in current-day Wales & Patagonia), and a thriller.

For the life of me, I can't think of a "straight" (ie. non genre) adult literary novel, although from what Ive actually produced so far it seems the logical next step. Dunno why. Mebbe I'm a literary shortie.

*not all in one programme. Maybe I shoudl though, now I come to think about it......

03-21-2007, 11:09 PM
I write SF/Fantasy. Short stories. Novel in the works.

In the past I've written screenplays (spec), episodics (spec), radio dramas, webcomic scripts, comic book scripts (spec), and song parodies.

Mud Dauber
03-21-2007, 11:56 PM
I think I'd categorize my WIP as "hen lit":Shrug: though I'm not sure if that's a real genre or not. Also, in my (ha ha) spare time, I've been putting together memoir-ish little anecdotes to pass on to my kids someday.:)

Claudia Gray
03-22-2007, 12:07 AM
I write supernatural YA romantic suspense -- vampires and ghosts figure largely -- and I am working on a proposal for an adult romantic suspense book that I hope to shop around this fall. I also do some book reviewing (all of nonfiction books) to make a little extra dough. That's all I do "for pay."

In the future, I would be interested in writing romance (modern-day, maybe medical mystery type stuff) and historical dramas (particularly in Ancient Rome and Tudor England). However, my agent has had the talk with me about establishing myself in a couple places before I try to branch out, so I am being good and focusing on YA and adult romantic suspense for now.

03-22-2007, 12:25 AM
poetry, short fiction and novels.

the novels are women's lit (1st novel) and mainstream (the current novel WIP has an element of paranormal as do some of the short stories).

03-22-2007, 01:06 PM
Until recently, professional journalist writing mostly about politics.
Now, writer of international action/thrillers, with a non-fiction book and a board game in the early planning stages.

03-22-2007, 05:41 PM
I started off with the idea I would predominately write 'normal' fiction with the occasional fantasy/horror thrown in.

It's worked out the other way around. My best stuff has definitely been fantasy based in the real world.

03-22-2007, 07:52 PM
I had already given my list, but I forgot to mention that after I retired I worked for two months as a reporter for the Long Island Herald, but my editor and I didn't get along so he fired me.

The guy wrote the most boring shit for the paper.

03-24-2007, 05:31 AM
I meander through genres as well:

(Soft) science-fiction

futuristic/ science fiction

YA - paranormal usually

I'm working on a paranormal romance at the moment - well, actually it's on the back-burner along with the paranormal YA I started before Christmas - because I'm working on a couple of flash pieces and a short story for a magazine (open subs, rather than requested). When they're done and sent off it'll be back to the novels/ novellas.

I've tried my hand at poetry, but it's usually bad. Poke my eyeballs out bad. :poke:

03-24-2007, 06:39 AM
Novels, pretty much exclusively.

Mystery/crime, romance, suspense, fantasy, and what they're now calling thrillers -- though a buyer for B&N told me once that I write horror, and I guess she'd know.


L M Ashton
03-24-2007, 09:10 AM
I've been paid for or have ongoing contracts for:

human resources manuals, policies and procedures manuals, software users manuals, brochures, business correspondence, training materials, magazine articles (geek gadget column, restaurant reviews, hotel reviews, travel articles, etc.). There's probably more, but that's all I can think of off the top of my head. :)

For my own amusement, I write:

science fiction and fantasy. I always thought I'd be forever in science fiction until the last month when a fantasy idea hit me. So, well, now I'm working on developing the story to write a novel (or really, a series of novels, because this always happens with any story I start - one novel becomes a dozen or more set in the same universe as the ideas and possibilities expand). I also, in the last half year or so, began playing with shorter fiction and have had some fun with that. Prior to that, it was only novels, novels, and more novels.

03-26-2007, 06:59 AM

I've two novels done-- one SF one Fantasy. I'm starting to put together an urban fantasy. I don't feel as good about the short stories as I do about longer works. They seem harder for me somehow.

In the meantime it's buckle down to find an agent for the first novel, polish the second and get wordage down on the third.

03-26-2007, 08:57 PM
Well I write in a wide range of genres from erotica all the way to Sci-Fi, Fantasy, horror etc.. basically anything that I happen to feel like writing. I also am currently working on a joint project for an RPG world design based on the D20 system which is a lot of fun, oh and i'm an artist too so when i'm not writing I am either doing readings (tarot,runes, past life) for people or painting.

I have plans to get into the non fiction market and have something submitted based on own experiences in a certain area. Other then that I've got a number of articles in the works on different topics.

03-27-2007, 01:45 AM
I am calling myself a writer of crime and horror fiction these days.

For a long time all I seemed to write only very depressing short stories - if not outright horror stories, they were very angst-y.

But I've just finished -and am trying to find representation for - a crime novel that appears to be the first of a series.

I've also got a horror novel I'm still trying to sell, but I've started calling it a supernatural thriller, in the hope that might make a difference.

Maybe I've outgrown the angst-y. But if I do sell the horror novel, I will be writing more.


03-27-2007, 02:19 AM
Novels and some short stories. Horror.

03-30-2007, 07:59 PM
Currently I'm on a historical fiction kick.
Manuscript Completed:
Historical Fiction - Late Roman Republic "Thadius"
Working Manuscript:
Historical Fiction - U.S. Civil War "Sawbones"

Completed Manuscripts:
Fantasy - Alternate European Historical - "Tales of Mad Cows and Brothels" E-Published 2000
Fantasy - Alternate European Historical - "Mad Cows In Hell" Sequel to the Tales of Mad Cows, not published.

Interested in tackling at some point.


04-01-2007, 03:53 PM
I write a lot of poems. I also write short stories, that include westerns, mystery, horror/crime and some metaphysical.

I like to write just about anything. No favotites, except maybe the short stories. I do a bit of flash too, like it but it's a brain drain somethimes.


04-02-2007, 09:42 PM
1 non-fiction piece published last month
A sports mystery novel being shopped around
An historical thriller in the early stages, but stalled
A never-ending fantasy trilogy I keep re-starting
A second sports mystery just started
An idea for another mystery simmering at the back of the mind

04-02-2007, 09:57 PM
Wow, am I the only one here who doesn't meander? *shock*

So far, I write speculative fiction, usually with a turn toward the dark side. I am a short fiction writer, but I will occasionally do poetry.

I don't think I'm a novelist. I may write one someday (so far I haven't been able to finish anything longer than a 22,000 word novella), but my real love is short stories. :)

[edit] Oh, and I forgot; I have one article titled "Of Bards & Blackbirds" about Irish bardic poetry and Celtic spirituality.... Ironically, it was my thesis for my degree.

But that doesn't count! Hehehe. :-P

04-02-2007, 10:39 PM
It's not meandering. It's diversifying. Sounds like you're quite adept at it, too, Firefingers.