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With the odd disappearance of her parents, Gussie Gibson has lived her entire life with her granny on a peaceful pecan orchard, owned by the meanest man in all of Georgia—Mr. J.P. Combs. Granny teaches Gussie many valuable life lessons as a black woman growing up in the still-segregated south. Mr. Combs is an evil underhanded banker who takes liberties beyond his privilege. When Granny dies, Combs informs Gussie she owes him back rent—but he wants much more than money for payment—and more than Gussie can live with.
After defending herself against his sexual advances, Gussie flees to escape certain vigilante justice when she meets a charming, handsome stranger, Sam Johnson, who is just returning from World War II.
Gussie and Sam’s friendship is short-lived when Mr. Combs hunts her down and drags her back to Green Ridge, driven by his craving for revenge and a grudge too deep to comprehend. Gussie fights to return to Sam and his lo...

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Okay...what genre is this?
« on: April 20, 2017, 04:51:56 PM »
Sorry for another stupid question so soon after the last...

In the plotting stage right now and it occurred to me I'm not clear on the genre.
Main character kills best friend's abusive husband after he lands her in the hospital. Together they get rid of the body and attempt to get on with their lives.
Town sheriff investigates, has his suspicions but also has a thing for main character that clouds his judgement.

This isn't exactly a mystery, since we know who dun it. It's not a straight up romance, even though there is some sensuality it is not the main purpose of the story.

Women's fiction? The friendship between the two women and the murder they commit are the two main plot points.

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I think I'm confusing myself further. Anybody have any ideas?

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Re: Okay...what genre is this?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 04:58:59 PM »
How much suspense is there in the story?

How do your characters deal with the murder and cover up?  Is it carefully planned?  An accident?  Are there twists and turns in the sheriff's investigation and they're almost caught?  Or does the sheriff realize and look the other way?

I'd say you have a lot of possibilities.  And we didn't even talk about if this takes place on a distant planet or not... .

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Re: Okay...what genre is this?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 07:29:57 AM »
How much suspense is there in the story?

How do your characters deal with the murder and cover up?  Is it carefully planned?  An accident?  Are there twists and turns in the sheriff's investigation and they're almost caught?  Or does the sheriff realize and look the other way?

I'd say you have a lot of possibilities.  And we didn't even talk about if this takes place on a distant planet or not... .

Somewhat carefully planned, not an accident. More the main character's idea, and wife-of-victim just kind of goes along with it. She's thankful in the aftermath but afraid of her husband, afraid it won't kill him just  p*ss  him off.
They are almost caught, it comes down to the sheriff having a lot of the information and mostly putting it together himself, but deciding that even though she did something bad, she did it for a good reason.

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Re: Okay...what genre is this?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 07:39:19 AM »
Depending on what the bulk of the focus is, it could go different ways. If it's mostly about the friendship and bonding between the women as they cover up the crime, and then the experience changes the MC and she evolves into a happier/better person with a great life, then I'd say women's fic.
If it's more about the crime, how it was covered up, and how the sheriff let them off in the end and they got out of it when they thought they were caught, probably crime fiction or suspense.

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Re: Okay...what genre is this?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 07:42:50 AM »
I'd go Fiction, Crime (or as near to that as possible in the drop down list).

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Re: Okay...what genre is this?
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Re: Okay...what genre is this?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 09:08:23 AM »
Thank you. It's primarily about the friendship between the two women and how their bond is forged with the crime. Women's fic sounds about right.