It’s been a harrowing week. That is partly why I only blogged once. I’m busy with a story for an anthology and the deadline is looming and life, as always, is doing its level best to interfere with that.
In any case, I’ve been quoted in an article on Venture Galleries where I give my opinion on genre and labelling stories. As always, my opinion stems from my own experience and from what I read from other authors.
I understand that categories are needed for readers to find the kind of books they want. It’s important that clarity exist. You don’t want to confuse potential readers. But when it comes to writing your story, labels and genre shouldn’t matter until the story is told. In that sense story is king. After that, for purposes of clarity, comes genre classification and proper labelling.
Please check out the article. I almost sound knowledgeable.