Writing Outside The Book Box
It’s something that every author has heard when someone comes up and meets them for the first time. The question itself is innocent enough, but the answer might not be as simple.
“So, what kind of book is this?”
Oy. If you write something deep inside a single genre—horror, science-fiction, romance, western, or whatever—then the answer isn’t too bad. You tell them the genre and then you move right on into the basic description of the plot and your sales pitch. And there is not a damn thing wrong with that.
What if you aren’t that cut and dried, though? One of the advantages of self-publishing is the ability to write something a little bit—or a lot—outside the publishing box. If you want to stretch the concept of what you’re doing, you are free to do that, whether for good or ill.
It might not…
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