Wednesday, 7 September 2022

IWSG September 2022

Time for another posting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group! Hosted as ever by Alex J. Cavanaugh, the aim of the group is to offer a safe space where writers can share doubts and insecurities without fear of being judged. Today's co-hosts are Kim LajevardiCathrina ConstantineNatalie AguirreOlga GodimMichelle Wallace and Louise - Fundy Blue!


First, exciting news as the blog tour for Reckoning, the last installment in my Black & White trilogy, kicks off in less than two weeks, on its release date of 19th September. This is going to be a lot of fun!

Let's turn to this month's IWSG question: What genre would be the worst one for you to tackle and why?

My initial instinct for answering this was romance, but having thought about it, I definitely couldn't write a nonfiction book. Too much research involved and I would get bogged down with trying to keep my sources straight. Although I studied journalism, I've moved away from that style of writing and enjoy the freedom to invent whatever I like!

Interested in reading others' answers to this question? Find them here.

17 comments:

Liza said...

I like the freedom to make things up, too. Best wishes on your blog tour for Reckoning, Nick.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I picked romance. I agree that nonfiction would be hard too. Good luck on your book release and tour. I hope it goes well.

H.R. Sinclair said...

I'm a researching nerd, so I do like non-fic writing. I don't see myself every writing military stuff--but never say never.

H.R. Sinclair said...

I hate it when Blogger whoops my comment! Frustrating. :/
-rant over-

I'm a researching nerd, so I love non-fic writing. I don't think I'd ever write military, but never say never, right?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Romance was first for me. Ironic that you were a journalist but don't like doing nonfiction now.

Karen Baldwin said...

Interesting that most of the men responding on this blog...if not all... wouldn't want to write romance and that got me curious if any men do write romance. Yes there rare, but use a female a pseudonym. Now I'm curious to see how men write romance.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I enjoy nonfiction but it is a lot of research and putting it all together.

Victoria Marie Lees said...

Ah yes, research. Even in my fiction, I need to research a place, a natural problem such as an avalanche or rip tide. I want to get the details right. But even if you create your own world, you need to keep the details logical for that fictional world.

Bravo on your upcoming release, Reckoning. All the luck with this new novel.

cleemckenzie said...

Interesting answer, Nick. Romance isn't for me either, but I do love to write non-fiction. It's such a nice change from fiction.

Liz A. said...

Everyone seems to be throwing out the romance genre first. Interesting...

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats on getting your blog tour together. I didn't even think about nonfiction. I actually attended some workshops about writing nonfiction and still couldn't see myself doing it.

Denise Covey said...

Yep, Nick writing romance is harder than most writers think. I do want to write a non-fiction travel memoir one day and a book on flash fiction but I don't see myself fitting those in in this lifetime, LOL.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Even with writing fiction, I don't think you can fully escape a certain amount of research.. even for fantasy. But I totally get what you're saying. There's a wonderful freedom inventing stories.

Tyrean Martinson said...

I like the freedom of fiction, but I have found certain subjects in non-fiction can be interesting, too.

Damyanti Biswas said...

Best of luck with your book release and tour. I can see why non-fiction would be a genre that isn't the most exciting to write about.

Patricia JL said...

I think I'd be up for trying nonfiction if the topic fascinated me enough.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - all the best for your tour ... and like you I love historical fiction, but couldn't write it ... cheers Hilary