It often pains authors to have to shoehorn themselves into a genre. It seems like an unfair constraint cooked up in some foreboding tower by a cackling publisher, who maniacally decreed one day that authors everywhere must sort themselves into categories before being allowed to enter the gates. And sure, if you’ve let your original […]
Every now and then I like to check in to see what genre people are working on. The last time I asked was wayyyy back in 2009. Now that it’s NaNoWriMo I’m guessing that there are many a new work in progress, so let’s see: What’s Your Genre? You’ll need to click through to see […]
In an effort to make the blog more navigable and to help newcomers discover old posts, I’ve categorized all the posts into categories (except for those that are hopelessly out of date). Just click on the category to move down to that section. I’ll keep updating this directory with new posts, so please bookmark it […]
Now that NaNoWriMo is in full effect, I thought I’d return to a post from approximately a year ago to see which way the genre winds are blowing in late 2010. Will the breakdown be the same as last year? Is there a genre or two that are growing in popularity? Poll below. Also, I […]
By: Kay Elam When I was writing my first novel, I knew it was a mystery, but I wasn’t sure of its sub-genre. At a writing conference I was telling someone about my book and they said, “Oh, it’s a cozy.” I simply agreed instead of admitting I’d never heard of such a thing. Since […]
Come on, you know you want to try it. Insert your own guess in the comments. I’m going with fallen pirate apocalyptic ninja angels as the new vampire.