Writing Outside of Your Typical Genre

When you write there is a sort of comfort that you have. It’s so easy to find something that you love and stick to it. When you find something that you are good at on top of that, it’s even better. Finding that comfort zone is something that can take time and you don’t want…

How to Avoid Reading Burnout

I love to read. You probably could have figured that out based on the number of books I’ve read. So far this year My good read count has me at 8 books. The median number of books read in a year is 6 with an average of 15, thanks to people like me. However, it’s…

Why I Still Write Science Fiction and Fantasy

I’ve heard the gamut of advice since I started writing a few years ago. I’ve heard to write what you know. I’ve heard to write what people will read. I’ve heard to write what you enjoy. There are so many tidbits of what one should write, some of it is helpful, while some of it…

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Harem Genre

There tends to be a trend of people not liking the one person who is the object of a number of people’s affection. For many people it is a natural aversion. However, in a story this can be done well, but also faces the same challenges as it would in real life. In manga and…

Is It Fantasy Enough?

I write fantasy and science fiction. Sometimes I start to wonder as I’m crafting these stories if I’m including enough of these things that essentially qualify my work as genre. Where do you draw the line as a reader for what has enough fantasy elements to you to keep you interested. Is there a limit…

About Stepping Outside Your Comfort Genre

I don’t try to hide that I am particularly fond of the speculative genre, more specifically Fantasy. I live in my own Fantasy wordl and if you dare to mention something I am passionate about expect t hear something from me. I revel in all things fantasy and the ability to make what seems impossible…

Regarding Fantasy #4: The Cross Genre Genre

Every conceived story has the ability to cross from its predominant genre into something else. Sometimes that is dealing with specific subject matter. Other times that involves the inclusion of another genre to bolster the story. I believe that Fantasy stories are primed to be stories that will almost always cross into other genres. I…

About Science Fiction

The other day I wrote a post about genre. It got me thinking about various different genres, which lead to this post. I love science fiction more than most people. The only thing I love more than science fiction is fantasy. Something about seeing a technology that doesn’t currently exist as part of our world.…

About Genre

Genre is a sticky topic. I wish that as a society we could largely ignore the genre titles and simply base a decision of interest off the premise rather than the indication of genre. However, I don’ think that will every happen as people like to compartmentalize everything they possibly can. There is some merit…