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Thinking in Terms of Genre

I’ve come across a slight bump in my road to getting my book published. No matter where I send it, whether to an agent or to a publisher, it’s required that I say what genre my book is. A perfectly reasonable request, to be sure. Yet one I’m finding extremely difficult to answer. I have never written in terms of genre. I didn’t start my book by thinking, okay this is going to be so and so genre because it’s going to have this, this, and this. That’s just not how I write. I come up with stories that I find interesting, and then I write those. I guess that means my stories can be a bit all over the place, and they definitely don’t stick to any one genre or another. Continue reading “Thinking in Terms of Genre”