Wednesday, June 28, 2006

So What Do You Write?

That's usually the question that follows immediately after someone asks "What do you do?" and you answer "I'm a writer."

Sometimes I say romance. Sometimes I say women's fiction. And sometimes, depending on the crowd, I say contemporary paranormal.

How do you answer? Does it depend who you're talking to?

10 comments:

  1. I guess it changes depending on who I'm talking to. Sometimes I say chick lit. Sometimes I say women's fiction. Sometimes I say "kind of like the style of Bridget Jones' Diary". It all depends on the audience.

    Of course, my dad would prefer that I say "legal articles." *snort*

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  2. I say all kinds. I write nonfiction for the web and magazines as well as young adult and romance fiction. Then they always ask, "Have you been published?" LOL
    Teri

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  3. I usually say romantic comedy...like a chick flick in book form. That pretty much covers it with no further explanation. :-)

    Shannon

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  4. These days, when asked, I answer "fantasy and romance." I'll go in more detail if asked, but usually I get a surprised smile and a "That's nice."

    Oh well. What can you expect from the 'danes? LOL.

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  5. When people ask me what I write, I simply say, "books." That pretty much discourages them from further inquiring. *lol*

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  6. I usually say I'm a writer. If they ask "THE QUESTION" There's really no getting around it. Depending on how conservative they are I either say "I write erotic romance novels" or "I write really spicy romance novels" Hee hee. What can you do?

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  7. I've been known to say "I write Trash". After doing it for a while, I've decided I don't write "Trash". I write romance. I still have MAJOR inferiority complex about it. Silly right? Most people don't ask. I think they're afraid I'll launch into some long dissertation on my work. LOL. Mostly, I don't say I write at all. Being unpubbed, that's pretty easy to say.

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  8. I usually say 'I write smut. The really good kind.'

    That usually ends the conversation, unless it's a man I'm talking to...

    then it gets interesting...;-)

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  9. shopping lists :-)

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  10. Oh, Vivi Anna, I can relate to that!

    I usually say, "erotic fantasy romance for a small press" but Mistah Midnight proudly declares, "My wife writes smutty books!" You gotta love him. LOL

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