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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami April 23, 2016 - 5:44pm

Say you write multiple perspective stories with coming of age themes, stream of concious style, and if you could put on genre on it might be Slipstream or Magic Realism or Urban Fantasy Lite, but even then it doesn't fit into either one real well.

So then you have a friend that says, "Why don't you write Urban Fantasy or Science Fiction, it's what's selling write now."

Does anyone get tired of this? I tried science fiction and it just doesn't work, my interest is in interpersonal coming of age stories with talking cats and owls.

I think the closest I've come to science fiction is Uploaded Fairy. But even then I wouldn't really call it science fiction.

Like this one guy once said "Cell phones don't get unknown callers." Oh please, enlightment about this lovely rock you been living under sense 1990?

Is that really the best the SF community has to offer? *head desk

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel April 23, 2016 - 6:17pm

I think I understand, but one thing for certain, it isn't magical realism. 

I would say, write your story, complete, done, over, no more edits by you, and then you can figure out where it fits. It shouldn't be your primary focus. 

Don't sweat the small stuff.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami April 23, 2016 - 11:09pm

Thanks your write. I need to remember this.

Good gid the android controls suck.

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jenkap from London is reading Bad Behaviour April 24, 2016 - 4:58am

Different strokes for different folks. IMO brilliant stuff defies genre. Haruki Murakami and Mai Jia (and Neil Gaiman) are all very successful - at least in their own countries - and they defy/cross genre. 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami April 25, 2016 - 10:29pm

Huraki Murakami and Gibson are my own influences, excellent writers. And now I'm branching out into things like Paradise Lost (though more to do with recent TST conversion than anything.)

Also its finally over. Still its weird Uploaded Fairy is a happy ending for me. Given the final arcs of Nymphs Of Winter Fire and The Hatchling Song.d