Wednesday Words: What I Write

I forgot I created a logo for this day.

Happy Hump Day! Can you believe next week is THANKSGIVING? This year has flown by with a vengeance.

On another note, this blog is late because I woke up late and got to work 45 minutes behind schedule. Oy.

Anyway, while I said I would set aside 2-5th Wednesdays for what I'm reading, I thought I would use this post to share what I write for those who don't know.

I have been a speculative fiction writer for most of my writing life. Unlike many writers, I wasn't initially influenced by books I read, but by X-Men: The Animated Series and later (if you don't yet know) the Final Fantasy game franchise. It wasn't until my teen years that I started writing based on what I was reading, but I've also written fan fictions and poems based on music videos, songs, and another TV show from New Zealand called The Tribe (post-apocalyptic, parents are dead, kids rule the world. You can imagine).

While I dabble with contemporary pieces every now and then, I always return to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, horror. Those are my first loves. I have yet to finish a sci-fi (well, no actually, just one, but I lost it to an old computer) and haven't written horror in a long time, but I infused a little of it in my current work-in-progress. As a writer, I've always leaned more towards the dark side of fiction and am not at all turned off by disturbia. There is death in my stories, and there is almost always blood, but I would like to think there is also heart and light through it all. I never want to drag a reader down into the pits without pulling them back out into the sun.

So one day, when I'm finally published, I hope to have gained at least a few fans through this blog, and I thank you who have already followed this new incarnation.

More about my current WIP can be found up in my tabs under "Fractured Princess," and my last two Tuesday Tales directly link to the story.

Writers, what do you like to write? Readers, what do you like to read?


Crystal Collier said...

Gosh, I've tried at least 15 different genres as far as writing goes. (At least.) My favorite always is an extension of fantasy, and typically with a scary element. I mean, what is tension without a little heart pounding?

Debra Renée Byrd said...

My thoughts exactly. :D

Heather R. Holden said...

I'm a huge fan of speculative fiction, too. I especially love horror, so I think it's awesome how your stories have a darker edge to them. Can never go wrong with some death and blood! ;)

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Not at all. :D

Mark Koopmans said...

I think I'm going to do regular thrillers or dramas... nothing earth-shattering, just fun stuff you can read at the beach :)

Debra Renée Byrd said...

I love a good thriller. :D