I almost forgot about the discussion challenge this month…
But this mouth has been hectic. Anyway ’nuff about me let’s get into this discussion.
So this post isn’t going to be a genre vs genre post. We are just going to discuss why we like the genre we write.
I write mainly contemporary. (Which I always misspell. Yeah for Google…)
Why you ask?
First off not so much planning and researching. With a fantasy you have to create a culture, historical you have to research the times but with contemporary. We live in that time.
But that’s not saying that contemporary writers don’t research. I have a character that lives in Beverly Hills California and another that lives in Lumby B.C. And I don’t live anywhere close to any of those places. Google Maps is awesome for researching in cities I’ve never been to.
But planning for a fantasy is so much fun! I was plotting for a dystopian with vampires and werewolves, and I drew out the capital city, made a language (So much fun! I might share it with you sometime…), figure out how non-human creatures work, the culture…
What about you?