Even though I used to write for my high school and college newspapers, I gave up the idea of wanting to be a journalist long ago - though that former roommate is actually doing quite well as a sports writer for The Stockton Record. I'm not sure why I threw in the
At any rate, I told Cyndi that it would be a good question to ask of people -
If you were going to be a professional writer, what genre would you choose?
Fantasy? ... Science fiction? ... Western? ... Mystery? ... Romance? ... There are as many styles of books out there as there are types of people but most people tend to pick one style of writing and then stick with it.
Me, I'd probably want to be the next Erma Bombeck (ah, sarcasm!) or someone who wrote non-fiction historical books that required a lot of research and storing up of useless facts! Neither of those two genres requires dialog to any extent and that would be great because I totally stink when it comes to dialog and I figured a body needs to know its weakness!
So how about it, what's your choice? Pick your poison and let me know!