|Reviews for In Defense of Genre Fiction|
| Dreamers-Requiem chapter 1 . 7/24/2011
I so totally agree with this. It's all very true, and you bring up some interesting points. One of my Creative Writing teachers was so dismissive of Genre Fiction, it was unreal. But yeah, as you say in your essay, it's Genre Fiction authors that are remembered more than others. And I agree with your selection of 'classic' authors of the future; even those i haven't read, I've heard of and have an idea of what they write. I'll be interested to see your picks of what to read, keep it up!
| megger chapter 1 . 6/25/2011
"when that just ain't ever gonna happen."- When people use the word ain't in a way that isn't conversation, I cringe.
Other than that, well done. I think you've touched upon some interesting points and shed a light about genre fiction. I think literary authors are so pretentious and such ass-kissers begging for critic acclaim, it's such a turn-off. Personally, I loved genre fiction. When I read, the only pretentious I want to read about, better be a character.
I liked your list of authors and I agree with you. I think, collectively, they've written the best/most enjoyable books in the last twenty years or so.
| YFIQ chapter 1 . 6/23/2011
I agree, some people can get caught up on trying to become great writers with "meanings" that in some cases it's hard to pay attention. Entertaining is something that many should aim for since as long the readers enjoys it, why not?
There's this section on tvtropes called "Technician and Performer" where former would do everything right but at the same time are deemed to be boring. The latter however enjoy what he/she does and would bring joy and entertaining to the audience.
Combining both together is good but in the end, I'd rather be entertained than acting like that certain films/literature/shows, etc. are deep and try to act smart.
Also good work! :D
| Rosemarysgraden001 chapter 1 . 6/22/2011
reviewing! writing/plotting comas are bad.
I thought that it had a very good mood and your style was nice. It was very interesting and brought up good points
| Eilwynn chapter 1 . 6/21/2011
Hmm... I really liked it. I think it is, in large part, very true. I do think you described in a bit too much detail how you were going to be helping the reader at the end there. If you are going to address the reader in an essay, the address should be brief, to the point, and only there to help finish it off.
I can't really think of any other critiques, to be honest. Short and sweet. Very nice.
| TakenbytheWind chapter 1 . 6/20/2011
This is great, a good reminder of what writing should be about.
| RedX9 chapter 1 . 6/19/2011
I agree. Nowadays people do the things they love for all the wrong reasons. Fame, money, popularity, all these are just misguiding facades. I thank you actually, you made me reconsider about my own writing styles. I want to be one of the best but you made me realise it otherwise. It's just like your a nobody in school and then you see the cool kids in their own group and you desire so much to be part of them to fit in to them that you fail to just be yourself and in the end you may just go nowhere and I could easily say that writing also applies to the same concept now.
I would love to publish my own book sometimes but I would take my own time after reading your piece. Writing is all about fun and creativity and freedom of expression and even speech (I'm a pretty quiet kid in real life so I write to express myself freely).
This piece speaks so much truth about writing and writers itself that's why Harry potter in my opinion is successful for all the right reasons while twilight on the other hand is sucessful for all the wrong reasons.
| Spiral Architect chapter 1 . 6/19/2011
Great job with this. I'll be interested in seeing if I've read any of the books you recommend.
| Hokuto Uchiha chapter 1 . 6/19/2011
Wow, great essay. I think you really hit the nail on the head about what makes a great writer and what doesn't.