To start today's post off, I should probably give you a little more info about my background. I grew up on Bible stories, fairy tales, Mother Goose, and Aesop's Fables. My parents listened to classic country music and gospel music, as well as a little bluegrass, which meant that's what I listened to. Wanna know more?
My mom enjoyed old movies, musicals, and Disney. She's a Trekkie and I'd love to send her to a convention one day. She's been a Dr. Who fan for far longer than most of the other Whovians out there, certainly before it was "cool". ;) Of my parents, she's the more practical.
My dad has this innate since of family, community connections, and putting down roots. He more green thumbs than anyone else I know. We jokingly say he only has to blow on a plant to get it to thrive. :D He's not one for stories but he did read Bible stories at night. We could always talk him into reading about the plagues of Egypt. It was the longest story in the book. LOL He doesn't have much tact in social circles, but he could tell a story with vim and vigor and he loves to laugh. And I really believe his friends love being around him. And his heart is as gold as they come.
So the foundation for my writing was set pretty early. My parents showed me such variety in my upbringing. And they loved me enough to encourage me to try as many different things as possible. We had very little money growing up so there was no dance or gymnastics class for us. Books, games, climbing trees, and watching cartoons were our past-times. (Should that be pass-times? You know...like someone passing the time happily?)
#MayLitWrit Day 22 - Sci-fi or Fantasy?
Yesterday's challenge asked us to choose between sci-fi and fantasy. Of the two, I'm more suited to writing fantasy. I just don't understand half of the sciences necessary to write believable science fiction. I do read a little sci-fi, but only if it's super-fantastical. I don't like the really technical ones that mostly take place in an industrial type setting. And I really do NOT like a story that starts with so much hope and ends in tragedy. I feel like a lot of sci-fi ends that way. I like something a lot more organic, too. My top three favorite sci-fi authors are:
So who are your favorite sci-fi and/or fantasy authors? Which do you prefer? Do you think writers in each of those genres should cross over once in a while, just to try it?
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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