Of all the genres I could write, I focus on contemporary thrillers. I take inspiration from real-life crime stories and put my own spin on them, trying to twist the basic elements of fact into an engaging, suspense-filled roller coaster ride of a story. I would never be a cloned soldier on a space battle cruiser, so I can’t write about it with the conviction I desire. I also, do not mix with Elves or Dwarves and so while I may enjoy a little fantasy story, I cannot find the common ground. However, I can put myself into the mind of a hero character, who comes up against criminal characters, terrorists, or killers, in everyday situations. Horror lurks around every corner, and what occurs behind closed doors is often far more frightening than anything in a fictional world.
My name is Cyan and I am currently a high school senior. My preferred genre is fiction. I know that’s a very open-ended genre, but that’s what I like about it. I don’t stick to specifically fantasy or horror, I go all over the map. I like writing fantasy because I can make anything that I want happen, but I also like writing realistic fiction because then I can portray a piece of my life and the real world into a story and it can still be fiction but relatable and believable at the same time.
I write science fiction. Why, I don’t know, as I almost never read the genre. I tend to gravitate toward it in films and television shows, but my preferred reading genres are fantasy, historical, mystery, and romance. I suppose that would explain why my first series is a highly political space western.
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I’m Becky Kapjon and I am a contemporary romance writer. Since I am an avid romance reader, I decided why not tell my own stories. I take my stories one step further, my stories are not a typical romance novel. They are a little smuttier than a typical romance novel. My characters come to the life on the page, with everyday problems with everyday situations. They don’t always have a happy ending. I enjoy writing about strong female characters who take charge of their life where sometimes it works for them and sometimes it doesn’t. I’m hoping to publish my first novel soon.
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