If you got a chance to write a book.

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  1. Shawindi Silva profile image60
    Shawindi Silvaposted 2 months ago

    If you got a chance to write a book, which genre do you choose ?

    1. MeetRegina profile image60
      MeetReginaposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      It would be love and romance genre, spiced with a little of thriller and suspense.
      A plot twist would be fun, lol

    2. Natalie Wood profile image81
      Natalie Woodposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      I'd definitely go for suspense and mystery or fantasy and adventure.

    3. poppyr profile image93
      poppyrposted 11 days agoin reply to this

      I used to write a lot as a kid. I've written several books and currently querying my latest one. I would write more, but I have almost no confidence. People look bored when I so much as mention a book I'm writing so I've learned to stop talking about it. Whenever I get an idea, I automatically end up thinking, "that's terrible, don't bother."

      To answer your question, I'd write the books I have ideas for now with confidence and love, not the crippling anxiety that I'm wasting time and embarrassing myself with lack of talent. My biggest fear is that everyone is secretly laughing or too nice to say anything.

      Fantasy is my favourite genre, though my newest idea borders on dystopian/sci-fi.

    4. FelishiyaPS profile image83
      FelishiyaPSposted 11 days agoin reply to this

      I was recently watching Schindler's List. It inspires me to write historical fiction.

    5. Daisie Stein profile image62
      Daisie Steinposted 11 days agoin reply to this

      I would love to write children’s books! I have so many ideas for them but I can never find the time to try and write one.

  2. DomShadows profile image81
    DomShadowsposted 2 months ago

    Mine would be poetry.  Free-verse, freestyle, etc.  It would be different! Ha

  3. Shawindi Silva profile image60
    Shawindi Silvaposted 2 months ago

    Interesting !!

    1. DomShadows profile image81
      DomShadowsposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Lol. I guess so.  If I can ever make sense of the thousands I have.  It's so hard to get  Manuscript of my best works together.  Regular book or chapbook. How do I citizen my own stuff.  Now that's interesting.  Ha

  4. Castlepaloma profile image73
    Castlepalomaposted 2 months ago

    Many people have ask me to write a book about my life. Words are not my thing, yet doing a film documentary is possible.

  5. Shawindi Silva profile image60
    Shawindi Silvaposted 2 months ago

    I think it's great !!

  6. Shawindi Silva profile image60
    Shawindi Silvaposted 2 months ago

    Yes, that's true. NOTHING'S IMPOSSIBLE !!

  7. cheryl gregory profile image60
    cheryl gregoryposted 2 months ago

    Well I would write a murder/mystery set in Sydney Australia, where I'm from.

    1. DomShadows profile image81
      DomShadowsposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Get to it.. Ha

  8. Shawindi Silva profile image60
    Shawindi Silvaposted 2 months ago

    That's interesting !!

  9. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago

    Chapter one.
    The day was cold. Yesterday had been hot. Life in California was like that.  One never knew what to wear. It could go from summer to fall to winter in one day.
    Flowers bloomed in the winter and leaves fell in the summer. The wind blew the smog away one day and back again the next. Gertude needed stability. She had to move.
    She packed her bags and closed her eyes. She placed her finger on a map of America. When she opened her eyes, there it was: her new destination. Her new home.

    We used to do continuation stories. It was great fun. You have be brave though and not afraid of being weird.

    To answer the question, most books write themselves, so you have to ask the book. Perhaps the preceding could evolve into a mystery. I've never written a murder mystery.

    1. cheryl gregory profile image60
      cheryl gregoryposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      thank you. I will give it a try. And yes the story does tend to write itself when you get into it.

  10. profile image60
    laugherposted 2 months ago

    I'd like to be involved in the creation of textbooks. Unfortunately, it's not a one-person job. It is extremely collaborative: editors, illustrators, photographers, proofreaders, production editors, printers, expert reviewers--the list is endless. Unless you're a tenured academic, you will have to co-write a textbook with others. I've recently been interested in writing Bioethics or Bioegineering texts. This is since I ran into a couple of really good Bioengineering titles. I first wanted to be an illustrator for this subject, but I realized I can't depict the human form too well.

  11. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 2 months ago

    A psychological thriller.

  12. Lauralee Washington profile image60
    Lauralee Washingtonposted 2 months ago

    Detective with a bit of thriller and mystery, for sure!

  13. Noel Penaflor7 profile image82
    Noel Penaflor7posted 7 weeks ago


  14. Shawindi Silva profile image60
    Shawindi Silvaposted 7 weeks ago

    That's perfect !!! I like to read horror that's my favorite.

  15. Literarycreature profile image92
    Literarycreatureposted 7 weeks ago

    I would love to write books for children. I admire this kind of books because they are the only ones that can be read at any age. It is certainly amazing how different our interpretation of a story can be as we grow up. I hope I can really write something good one day!

  16. Shawindi Silva profile image60
    Shawindi Silvaposted 7 weeks ago

    That's great I love reading those kinds of books.

  17. Priya Barua profile image91
    Priya Baruaposted 7 weeks ago

    Fantasy. Absolutely love the genre. And if not fantasy, then perhaps romance. You know, the Mills and Boon kind.

  18. Tamra Bishop profile image71
    Tamra Bishopposted 6 weeks ago

    I would like to write historical mystery fiction for children. For example, the book is set in the 1700s or 1800s. Children would enjoy a good mystery and still learn about life in the 1700s, 1800s etc. Little House on the Prairie is one set of children's historical fiction I can think of right now even though I would not classify it as mystery genre.

  19. K E Mims profile image61
    K E Mimsposted 4 weeks ago

    That is easy for me to say! As someone who is currently writing a book, I know I love writing Fantasy. From making the world which it is set in and creating the characters which are supposed to interact with that world, it is nothing short of amazing to go through the creative process of it all.

  20. mactavers profile image90
    mactaversposted 11 days ago

    I'm on my 5th book, and I find most people say, I'd like to write a book about... but I find that they never seem to get around to actually getting started.  It's rewarding but hard work.

    1. poppyr profile image93
      poppyrposted 10 days agoin reply to this

      That's so true. Anyone who can write can write a book, it's just a matter of sitting down and doing it.

  21. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 10 days ago

    I am a non-fiction published author, and I recently self-published a fairy tale.

  22. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 10 days ago

    I love to write horror/suspense short stories or flash fiction but if I wrote a book it would probably be a children's story/piture book..go figure.


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