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What book are you reading at the moment?




I think it's important for writers to read in the genre and/or market in which we hope to one day be published. With that in mind, I've just started reading Jacob Wonderbar and the cosmic space kapow by agent turned author, Nathan Bransford.



So far, I'm enjoying it. I like Nathan's sense of humor.

How about you?

What book are you reading at the moment?


  



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clarionj
Aug. 11th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
I must be taking your advice on reading within my genre. I actually usually read literary fiction, despite writing more in the paranormal genres. But friends have works out and I'm trying to catch up with them!

So I'm reading Gray Lake by David Bain along with a short story collection by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin. Enjoying both, but no matter how much I like my genre fiction, I usually can't wait to get back to the literary. I seriously don't know why I keep writing the weird stuff! :)
jongibbs
Aug. 11th, 2011 10:07 am (UTC)
Just a thought, but I wonder if there might be a market for a book which combined the two genres. In which case...
clarionj
Aug. 11th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
I think there is more overlap now than there used to be. I still have a bit of trouble finding the right ones though. I've a current short story that I know is not quite enough of one genre and a little too much of the other ... I've had a number of editors turn down stories saying they were too poetic. But then the literary places say, lovely writing but we don't publish genre fiction.

But yes, Jon, they are there! It's just a bit more narrow :) And thanks!

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