A pretty self-explanatory thread! Many people have a preference towards certain genres of writing, and usually, that changes over time. I started out by enjoying a lot of mythology and fantasy in elementary school, then reading a lot of action-adventure school (and we won't even mention high school, where I only read required reading with my last two brain cells :') ) I really believe that reading fantasy and adventure shaped the kind of writer I am today. It certainly shows in my fanfiction. What genres have shaped/influenced you, and what genres do you mainly write now?