Tuesday, October 4, 2022

IWSG Blog Hop: My Favorite Genre #IWSGbloghop


Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop

Happy October!!

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! 
You're invited to become a member of this supportive group. 
Click here to sign-up and/or to visit the bloggers this week.

Thank you to our awesome co-hosts for the October 5 posting of the IWSG Blog Hop--Tonja Drecker, Victoria Marie Lees, Mary Aalgaard, and Sandra Cox!


October Question  
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. 

Click here to hop on over to bloggers who are participating in the blog hop!

Wishing you a happy and safe Halloween!
J.Q. Rose


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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Well, that's true! We don't know how they end. Although I don't have the brain-twist power to write mystery.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I love mysteries too. I'd like to start a mystery series--maybe with a touch of magic--after I finish the fantasy series I'm working on.

Damyanti Biswas said...

I agree. I love mysteries too! Keeps my brain occupied like I want it to :D

J.Q. Rose said...

@Alex--I'm sure you could write a mystery in space!
@Natalie--Yes, you can add anything to a mystery. I have a murder mystery with a ghost and a paranormal murder mystery. So much fun to play with them.
@Damyanti--Maybe keeping my brain occupied is why I'm drawn to mysteries. Good observation.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I love mystery too. I especially like it when I can't figure out the ending.

Yvonne Ventresca said...

I like those aspects of mysteries as well. :)

Loni Townsend said...

I do enjoy mysteries, though I've never been able to write one myself. Darn characters always like to give the big reveals away.

Sandra Cox said...

I love that picture!!!!! Priceless.
You can't beat a good mystery for sure.
I like your blog layout.

Victoria Marie Lees said...

So true, J.Q. We don't, or shouldn't, know the end of the story. I love mysteries. But I can't read graphic violence. Great post. Happy Halloween to you too! Happy IWSG day!

emaginette said...

Yes, I think all stories have a bit of mystery in them. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Tonja Drecker said...

The older I get, the more drawn to mystery (or elements) I am. It's fun to figure things out and see where everything leads.

J.Q. Rose said...

@Yvonne--thank you for stopping in.
@Diane--we can't all be mystery authors!
@Sandra--thanks for the compliments.
@Victoria--No graphic violence for sure. That's why I like cozies.
@Tonja--Do you think you like them now because you are older? Hmmm...that's an interesting observation.

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