Yup. A Genre Dinner. It sounds like so much fun. Picture this: a room full of people dressed up in the genre they’ve written. Perhaps even as one of the characters in their novel. Too cool.
Close your eyes and imagine what it looks like. There are so many genres represented, how many can you pick in this crowd? The pictures below show what I see. I made up the others.
At the back, a Sci-Fi writer, dressed up as the commander of a spaceship, is surrounded by a robot, an alien, and some other space invaders I can’t identify.
To the left, historical writer Pamela Meyers, is wearing a lovely hat and a very nice jacket. She’s in deep conversation with a western writer, wearing a red cowboy hat… (sorry, cowgirl!), and a sheriff’s star pinned to her vest.
To the right of the room, an Amish/Romance writer is wearing a white bonnet; her long dress covered with a white apron. She’s staring deep into the eyes of a young man, who’s wearing a black hat, and stripped suspenders over his checkered flannel shirt. He’s very handsome.
At the table behind them, Deborah Raney, and Ken, are dressed as Indy & Anna Jones. Love it! So original.
There’s even a children’s writer wearing a polka dot dress. She has bright yellow braids tied with big pink bows. She has large red circles on her cheeks, and freckles on her nose. She’s adorable. I bet kids love her stories. This is so much fun.
Those who write contemporary fiction, like Ane Mulligan (l) for example, seen here with her critique partner Michelle Griep (r), may dress in beautiful evening gowns, which could very well be what their characters wear!
There are many options for each genre. I can’t named them all, or this post would be too long. I try to stay within 500 words. But I need to mention one more. That’s where you come in.
What in the world does a suspense writer dress as? What does a he/she even look like?
I write suspense, and try as I may, I couldn’t come up with anything. I went to Google and searched for the perfect costume. I think I found one. But before I reveal it, let’s have some fun.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think Suspense? Colombo? Spyglass? What do you see as the perfect costume for a story that involves a deaf child, a kidnapper, and a young mother devastated by the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter?
Share your answers for a chance to win a paperback copy of Falling in Love With You, an anthology of over 40 beautiful true love stories. If you have a picture of the costume you’re thinking of, feel free to share the link.
I will select a random winner on Monday, Sept 22nd, and I will reveal my costume the first week of October.
Until then, have fun, good luck, and blessings!