Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Cocktail & Conversation - 11/29

 Every other Thursday here at the Broke & The Bookish is  A Cocktail & Conversation time. We'll pose a question to 2-3 members of TB&TB crew about books, life, music, etc and then they'll answer and we can converse about it. So grab a cocktail & cozy up for some conversation. It's 5 o'clock somewhere, friends. 

Question: NaNoWrMo is coming to an end! If you could write a book, what genre do you think you would write in? Are any of you actually writing?

 Jamie says: I've always said I was just a reader but lately I keep having two stories swirl in my head. I don't know what I'll do with them -- if anything  -- but this has never happened before. I don't REALLY think I have what it takes to write a book but I can't deny how strongly these  stories are.  One is a contemporary YA book and the other is more a YA science fiction-y type of book. Who knows if I'll write them but those are what I'd write!

Paula says: I think if I ever wrote a story it would be in the same genres I read. So probably something involving science fiction. It would probably be something really campy and over the top. I used to write all kinds of stories when I was really young. My mom has old notebooks of mine from elementary and middle school where I went crazy with world inventing. But somewhere around high school I got really self conscious about it all and stopped. Which is a shame really. But what can you do. 

Lori says:
 I think if I ever wrote a novel, I would want it to be classified as literary fiction.  I typically read the classics, which you don't just write.  Books eventually become classics after people decide they're the classics.  So, my best chance would be to write literary fiction that has a debt to the classics I've read and favorite authors of mine.  Hopefully my second novel would be a bit more original and would eventually make it to classics status.  I dream.  :-(


  1. Love this conversation! I actually tried to write a dystopian for NaNo because I LOVE reading them... but it's REALLY hard to write an entirely new society, all the world building, and then create characters, dilemmas, and situations that are entirely brand new on top of that. I got way too overwhelmed at quit NaNo, but started writing something new at my own pace because I've always wanted to write but usually never get farther than a page or two because I just write and don't actually have a story in mind.
    I had something come to me the other day and started rolling with it and I'm REALLY enjoying it (even though it's only 3000+ words so far), but I feel like it has a lot of possibilities! It's kind of paranormal, but I feel something that could fit best along the lines of The Body Finder.
    Okay, sorry this was long-winded. It's just an exciting thing to discuss! And appropriate since I have a cocktail - erm, wine - right now.

    1. YES! That was the problem with the sci-fi one I wanted to write about -- it was dizzying trying to figure out all the hows and whys and all the elements. I was like WOAH NELLY. Glad you found your pace and figured out a good piece of your story!! Exciting!! (LOVED TBF so I can't wait to read this one day :) )

      *clinks glasses* (my choice drink is Nyquil tonight haha)

    2. I hope it turns out well. I'd be honored to have you read it someday! :)
      Aww hope you feel better!!


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