|Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop|
Happy IWSG Day!!
Hello and Welcome to the IWSG Blog Hop!!
What is the Insecure Writer's Support Group?
Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database, articles and tips, a monthly blog posting, a Facebook and Instagram group, Twitter, and a monthly newsletter. To find out more, click this link: Insecure Writer’s Support Group
The purpose of the group is
* to share and encourage.
* Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak.
* Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance.
*It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
What do you consider the best characteristics of your favorite genre?
Before writing an answer to the question, I decided to look up the meaning of genre. The Vista Higher Learning website concludes there are 5 types of genre--Fiction with many sub-genres, nonfiction, drama, poetry and folk tale. Does the definition surprise you?
My favorite genre to read is mystery. The characteristics I like in mysteries are putting together all of the pieces of the puzzle to solve the mystery, the constant weighing of evidence to prove who-dun-it, the exciting scenes, but not resulting in a lot of blood and guts and the twist at the end, a complete surprise if the author has done his/her job correctly.
I love the variety in mysteries--those subgenres--historical, romance, time-travel, fantasy and beyond. But as one experienced author exclaimed one day, "Isn't every book a mystery? We don't know the ending so we read to discover it."
I am anxious to visit other participating bloggers to find out their favorite genres and to receive comments below about your favorites too.
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