Know Thy Genre–Article in CTRWA newsletter

I wrote a short article entitled, Know Thy Genre, for the May CTRWA newsletter. It’s about my genre journey and what a huge stumbling block it can be.

Here’s a little teaser:

When I set out to write a novel, I don’t have a clue what genre it will be. I’ve never once declared, “This year, I’ll write a techno-thriller with romantic elements.”

Instead, a concept comes to me. A kernel of a story. And then the characters slowly introduce themselves. The plot weaves together.

But once I write “The End”, the genre question can no longer be ignored. Genre matters…

Check out the rest of the article here on page 5.

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4 Responses to Know Thy Genre–Article in CTRWA newsletter

  1. berry says:

    But in the grand scheme of life does it really. O day the ending is the key. With endings come new beginnings.

    • In the grand scheme of life is a pretty big viewpoint to take. I’m more concerned about getting a book published (which is a tiny slice of life) and in that slice it matters.

  2. Cynthia says:

    I read your article and wanted to let you know that I too am working on a YA mystery with a paranormal element! It’s a murder mystery. I guess we learn something new about each other each day!

    • Wow. Spooky. 🙂 That’s awesome. I don’t meet many people who write paranormal mysteries for YA. Everyone is so into YA paranormal romance. Glad we’re bucking the trend together!

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