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.