Post by remadegold on Oct 18, 2007 11:50:15 GMT -5
I merely melted down the grail and refashioned it into a spoon. 0=)
It's just an observation, really. The only gothic elements are simply a taste for dark scenes. The suspense....is mostly what I read, so I'm basically a speculative writer who uses mostly suspense elements. I treat genre like setting, which could be the problem.
Post by Divides the Waters on Dec 20, 2007 2:25:40 GMT -5
I have something of the same problem. One of the members of my writers group, who has been most complimentary when describing my novel to others, still has difficulty placing it in a single genre. I call it an epic fantasy (primarily because of the spiritual content and lack of real science), but it has space travel, "stargates" (of a more Lewisian sort), people with prophetic powers, angelic beings, demonic spirits, worshippers of dark powers, etc. I've jokingly called it "Star Wars meets Stargate meets Milton by way of C.S. Lewis and H.P. Lovecraft." This same member described one chapter, a dream sequence, as "Shakespeare on acid...."
Post by knightofhyn on Jan 11, 2008 15:13:55 GMT -5
I'd be flattered. It's a comparison to Shakespeare. That ain't too bad.
Hey, Remmie, not knowing a niche isn't that hard to believe. Where would DA fit?
For those curious, DA started as a game and turned into a two year, ten project, several thousand page, attachment universe novel to Bryan Davis's Dragons in Our Midst series...now it's set about ten years in the future, dragon children and cars and humans and archangel swords...and a partridge in a pear tree. Talk about hard to find its place...but it's fun!