Likes and dislikes

What I like to read and what I like to write are not always the same.  For instance, I’m not crazy about crime stories, whether fiction or fictionalized true stories.  On the other hand, I could picture myself writing crime fiction.  I haven’t written or even started any, but I can conceive it happening.  I like reading romance, especially contemporary or urban paranormal fantasies.  I cannot picture myself writing romance.  I have written some paranormal fantasies and would like to write more.  They have romantic elements but are not “romance.”  To me, the difference between reading romance and writing it, is like having a wild and crazy romantic dream that leaves you panting and clutching the sheets when you wake up versus rolling over to re-enact it with your significant other, even if it were physically possible.

I’d like to know your likes and dislikes for reading versus writing.  Should be verrrry interrrrresting.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. WhitneyCarter
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 21:10:47

    I think even though our reading-selves influence our writing-selves, they are separate. And really maybe it’s a good thing they don’t mesh; things are more interesting that way, right? :p BTW–nice choice of poll questions.


    • C J Gorden
      Aug 31, 2011 @ 23:04:37

      Thanks Whitney. Exactly. If we didn’t have that “self” to color our input and output preferences, we’d just be fleshy computers. Ew. 😉



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