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Saturday, September 19, 2009

"What DON'T you ever see yourself writing about?

I must say, I thought this topic sounded like a lot of fun to write about. I have pondered this question before and there are a few things I cannot see myself diving into as a writer. If I ever tried to write erotica, I think the teen in me would just start cracking up. Using words and phrases like pecs, thrust, in the heat of the moment are just not my thing. I really enjoy a good love scene but it has to be within a story, not what the story is centered around. I was definitely one of those kids that covered their eyes every time Jack from Three’s Company made out with a hot chick.

I also don’t see myself writing a self-help book because I don’t know what I could help people with. Do people want to read a whole book on how to conquer mounds of laundry or convince their kids that they really should brush their teeth, everyday? Didn’t think so.

Books on religion are also not my cup of tea. I respect different religious views but to me religion is more a personal, spiritual thing. It's not necessarily something I want to write about or have the responsibility of educating people on the subject.

I know I should never say never but erotica, self-help and religious books are three areas that I don’t see myself getting into. If you are what you eat, then I am what I read. My favorite genres are teen and adult realistic fiction. I also love humorous nonfiction and biographies. And my favorite food combo, chocolate and peanut butter—yum! Now this is what they call food porn—more down my alley!


Jenny O'Connell said...

I could not agree more!! You hit it on the head for me with the "realistic" part. I could never, ever in a million years write about a vampire, a fairy, a shape shifter (I'm not even sure I know what that is!!) or alternate worlds. Here's where I admit I've never read Harry Potter! I like what's real, what could happen, what I hope never happens.

And the chocolate part, I think we're soul mates.

Danielle Joseph said...

You're not alone, Jenny. I have never read Harry Potter, nor have I read any of the Twilight books! Long live chocolate, sister:)!

Jan Blazanin said...

Danielle, I think you should pursue the chocolate and peanut butter book idea. Count on me to help you with the research!