A pretty good and concise “Young person’s guide to fiction genres” by Sarah A. Hoyt
Hold on to your hats, ladies, gentlemen and cicadas. Today we’re discussing genre. Since I have this problem TYPING genre where my finders want to insert a d after the n and switch the e and r, we’re in for a wild and wooly ride.
I was going to start a series today on how to make a book “real”. “Real” is a quality you can embue your fiction with, mostly by not relying on cliches for how a situation is described, but also by reaching deep in yourself to when you experienced a similar situation.
However I realized I had another post on my mental list, which I hadn’t ticked out yet, and which, judging by some of the newby discussions I eavesdrop in, on FB, is desperately needed.
If I had a dime for every time someone approaches me and says “My erotica/romance/science fiction/fantasy isn’t selling and I…
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