A Genre I Won’t Be Writing (September IWSG)

This month, the question posed by the Insecure Writers Support Group is: “What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?”

My answer? Any genre I don’t actively read! I’m a pretty eclectic reader, but I definitely have my preferred genres. I read a lot of horror right now (that’s what I’m working on writing), but I also devour science fiction, contemporary drama, thrillers, and a smattering of other things. I started writing a cozy mystery this spring (a genre I read voraciously in junior high & high school), but it’s been so long since I read any that I quickly got lost in the weeds. Writing a twisty whodunnit is hard, you guys!

If I had to choose one genre I’d be totally lost writing, it would be romance. I am not a romance reader and although I’m familiar with some of the tropes of the genre, it’s just not a style at which I would excel. I love a good, emotional read, but I’m not much of one for sappy HEAs, unfortunately. Kudos to all you fabulous romance authors out there. You are awesome.



This post is part of the monthly blog-hop hosted by the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. On the first Wednesday of every month, members are encouraged to write a post about their writing life and struggles, and visit other blogs in the hop to network and encourage one other. If you are interested in visiting the other blogs or joining yourself, visit the website here.

7 thoughts on “A Genre I Won’t Be Writing (September IWSG)”

  1. Hi, Abby!
    Happy IWSG Day! I’m with you. Romance is the genre that would be the worst for me to write. I also devour science fiction, contemporary drama, and thrillers, but I mostly write nonfiction. I enjoy reading some horror stories, but sometimes they are too intense for me. Wishing you success with your writing!

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