Originally Posted by Oskari
I'm definitely not an elitist, but I find writing free of genre is, generally, more satisfying. A couple of my modern favourties are JM Coetzee (Disgrace) and Kate Grenville (The Secret River).
I agree. A lot of the stuff I write nowadays is science-fiction only in a very loose way; I'm hesitant to even put it in that genre. But I've always liked using a fantastic backdrop, speculating not so much on the science or technology, but the effect it has on people. Drugs seem to pop up quite often in my work ... I'm not an addict, I swear.
I can understand comments like mine making me seem elitist, but, like I said, I've lived through enough trash to learn to be more discriminating. And, of course, having said that, it might also come across as elitist. Oh well, my loss. The worst part of making statements like this, of course, is the pressure it puts on me as a writer!
I wouldn't worry about it. I think the writers here understand that everyone is trying to improve their craft. I am very opinionated when it comes to writing, or any kind of art that I have pursed, because I care deeply about making it the best it can be.
In some parts of the forum, such as this, posts do not add to your total count. To prevent spam, I suppose. Hence your count is zero.