Writing in Different Genres!

Yes, my author friends, Janice Spina is proof that you can successfully write in multiple genres.

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Writing in Different Genres

How important is it for authors to be able to write across genres?

First of all, not everyone cares to write in multi-genres. There are some who choose to write in one genre and for select readers. There is nothing wrong with writing in one or multi-genres. Who am I to tell anyone what is the right thing to do?

If you look at J K Rowling, for instance, she has excelled in writing for YA, PT, MG groups (young adult, preteen, middle-grade). She has also written for 18+. I am one of her biggest fans for the first group but I did not enjoy the 18+ mysteries as much as the Harry Potter series. That does not mean that her books didnโ€™t sell well! On the contrary, once she became established as a successful author anything she wrote (even under a pen name) sold offโ€ฆ

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15 thoughts on “Writing in Different Genres!

  1. I think it’s fascinating to write novels in any genre, so to be able to hop from one to the other only makes the writing more interesting and the mind more skilled. But it’s a personal choice by the writer, so whatever works. I’m not a fiction writer, but I’ve always dreamed of writing a book. For Mother’s Day, my son gave me a journal and a book of fiction short stories written by women. He challenged me to use the journal for writing fiction short stories only. I loved this challenge and I’ve written two stories, so far, along with reading the stories one at a time. Thanks for sharing, Michelle! xo

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  2. I have written a non-fiction animal story (“Who Said I was up for Adoption?”); a book of simple “life” poetry (“Just Thinking”), and a soon to be published pure fiction (“The Odessa Chronicles”).
    I write because I want to write, and variety simply expands my enjoyment of writing. Of course the financial rewards could be debated but I did not want to write under limitations of a business model, so financial reward is secondary. Having said that, variety does offer a slight promo benefit in that each book will promote an earlier book so there is cross-genre advertising … but I will always write what I want to write. ๐Ÿ™‚

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