the Jolly Genre Jubilee Tag.

I found this tag over on Christine Smith’s blog. I’ve seen it a few places before, but Christine tagged anyone who wanted to play along (thanks, Christine <3). So here I am!

THE RULES

  • Thank the blogger who tagged you, and leave a link back to their blog.
  • Leave a link back to the creator of the tag.
  • Answer the questions honestly, and include at least one (1) gif of a pelican >> it’s in the rules, folks. you have to do it.
  • Tag 3+ friends to do the tag on their own blogs! >> and make sure to give them cookies. because that’s always fun.

THE TAG

What is your favorite genre of fiction to write?

Westerns! I’ve exclusively written westerns for the last several months (excepting a few pieces of flash fiction for Havok) and it’s been wonderful. The aesthetic, admirable characters, and endless opportunities for adventures and heroism and gunfights…it stirs the blood, doesn’t it?

What genre would you NEVER get caught writing? . . .EVER.

Um…erotica? 😛 I’m pretty open to most every genre besides that. (Well, I’m not into horror either. Though I have had the sparks of an idea for a faith-infused zombie novel.)

What fictional genre feels most like home to you?

Westerns, without a doubt. When I began writing The Shoot-Out That Wasn’t in October 2021, I hadn’t written anything in the western genre for some time. But writing Shoot-Out (and then the beginnings of a sequel) truly felt like a homecoming. And I hope to write many more westerns in the years to come.

If you could transform your real life into any genre of your choosing, which would it be?

This is somewhat embarrassing, but…contemporary romance. 😉

What genre does your real life most resemble at the moment?

Family drama. Or literary fiction. Really, I don’t even know the right word for the genre I’m thinking of.

What’s a genre you’re interested in writing, even though you’ve never written it before?

I’ve written in almost all the ‘main’ genres, but I wouldn’t mind experimenting with the zombie novel I mentioned earlier. I think it would be interesting to see a concept like zombies explored from a Christian perspective. Seeing how the different characters held on to or abandoned their faith during the outbreak, that sort of thing. I’m intrigued!

What genre is your most recent plot bunny, and where did it come from?

Most recent? Sci-fi, inspired by watching Star Wars + working as a janitor. Hoping to have the story accepted by Havok! Then you can all read it. ❤

How many genres have you written thus far in your writing journey?

There is no way I’m going to remember all the genres I’ve worked with! But here goes: Regency romance, contemporary romance, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, western, dystopian, fanfiction, adventure, WWII fiction, fairytale retellings…and I’m sure there are others I’m forgetting. I definitely like stretching myself as a writer and exploring different story worlds and genres.

THE QUESTIONS

What is your favorite genre of fiction to write?

What genre would you NEVER get caught writing? . . .EVER.

What fictional genre feels most like home to you?

If you could transform your real life into any genre of your choosing, which would it be?

What genre does your real life most resemble at the moment?

What’s a genre you’re interested in writing, even though you’ve never written it before?

What genre is your most recent plot bunny, and where did it come from?

How many genres have you written thus far in your writing journey?

THE TAGEES

Literally anyone who wants to do this. It’s late and I’m tired, hehe.


Did I mention any of your favorite genres in this post? What are some genres you can’t stand? Let me know in the comments!

byyyyye.

Eva-Joy

10 thoughts on “the Jolly Genre Jubilee Tag.

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  1. A “faith infused zombie novel”? YES. That sounds like it would break the sound barrier of epic.

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    1. If/when I get a big burst of inspiration for the actual plot/characters, I’m looking forward to writing it!

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  2. What is your favorite genre of fiction to write?

    Most of the books I write have some sort of thriller aspect to them, so I’ll say thriller.

    What genre would you NEVER get caught writing? . . .EVER.

    Same as you – erotica. Pretty sure I’ve tried almost every other genre, at least as a subgenre. Well … except for biographical. But within my vampire/werewolf series alone, there’s definitely fantasy, sometimes with a touch of religion thrown in (even if it’s not meant to be a Christian series). There’s a touch of sci-fi, although I have written sci-fi fiction. There’s a touch of horror in probably about half of them. Several books have a major romantic subplot, in fact it’s a major part of the third book. Several of the earlier and later books in the series involve some sort of war. The first three have a touch of historical fiction. Outside of that series, I’ve tried my hand at comedy (probably won’t again, because writing comedy is very hard). Way back in grade 8 I wrote a couple of straight up war books that took place in the 2050’s, and they’re terrible. A couple of years ago I wrote a Christian-ish horror story about a guy whose soul is trapped in hell, even though he’s not dead yet, and if he doesn’t escape, he stays there because he deserves it. I wrote a dramatic fantasy in March of 2020 called Dragonblood that I believe has a lot of potential. I also wrote the origin story of my favourite X-men character in novel form as an experiment in superhero fan fiction. I’ll probably never touch on it again and I would never release it on a fan fiction website, but I thought I did a good job and I enjoyed doing it.

    What fictional genre feels most like home to you?

    I would say somewhere between science fiction and fantasy, with thriller aspects.

    If you could transform your real life into any genre of your choosing, which would it be?

    I guess a family drama/comedy.

    What genre does your real life most resemble at the moment?

    Probably just a drama at this point. Not sure what else to say really.

    What’s a genre you’re interested in writing, even though you’ve never written it before

    Can’t think of too many genres I’d be interested in trying that I haven’t at least dabbled in, except maybe biographical. Not too interested in writing a lengthy non-fiction or an educational book.

    What genre is your most recent plot bunny, and where did it come from?

    In terms of coming up with a new story, I haven’t really come up with too many lately. I have recently got back into editing some of my earlier books, and I’ve got unfinished story ideas, but I’m not sure which one I most recently came up with.

    How many genres have you written thus far in your writing journey?

    I kind of already answered that in my “never get caught writing” answer, not knowing this would be one of the questions.

    As for genres I haven’t written in, but would be interested in trying, I haven’t written any Westerns. The idea of writing a western intrigues me. I’d need to dig into a bunch of Western movies first though, and at least a couple of books. Maybe a Western Movie theme month would help me see if I could do that. I’ve already got this year’s movie theme months planned out, and there isn’t room for a Western movie month, but I should probably plan one for next January. Since I generally go for several subgenres at once, I could probably try for a Western with fantasy elements – not sure how common those are.

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    1. Your books sound so interesting! Have you ever read anything by Frank Peretti or Ted Dekker. They write Christian books with heavy supernatural and horror elements. (Peretti is more about the supernatural, and Dekker about horror. They co-wrote a supernatural horror book called House that you might be interested in.) Especially that dramatic fantasy Dragonblood–if you ever need a beta reader, I’d love to check it out.

      Westerns are a lot of fun to write, in my personal experience. You can go deep into research, or just go more for the western ‘vibe.’ (I kind of fall between the two categories–one of my friends does TONS of research for each of her westerns though.)

      A western movie theme month sounds so good! If you end up wanting recs of that, I have a whole bunch. XD

      If you want to read a western with fantasy elements, Emily Hayse’s Knights of Tin and Lead series might fit the bill. She retells the King Arthur legends in a western setting, complete with prophecies, curses, bits of weather-controlling magic, and enormous dinosaur-like creatures roaming the land.

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  3. This is so fun! I totally tagged myself with it and posted my version just now 🙂 As you might imagine, we have a LOT of similar answers! Even though I stole the tag, filled it out, and am only now reading your answers.

    Contemporary romance does look cute and fun and cheerful to live in!

    That L’Amour quote is one of the best ever.

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    1. Yay! Planning to head over and comment on your post after I finish here…

      That quote is my current desktop background. I love it.

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