Ye old writing debate: “Literary” vs. “Genre”

Today, I couldn’t help but thinking about the old “us vs. them” mentality that permeates our society. I find it virtually everywhere I look, much to my dismay. It feels like whatever the issue, people are lined up on both sides of the line. Sometimes, it’s just silly. There are the iPhone people and the […]

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interesting link:

Hey all, Author Tessa Dawn just did an interesting post on her blog about the distinction between Dark Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance. I think it’s interesting for those of us writing in those genres–especially if you’re on the edge between two of them or writing in more than one. Thought I’d share if […]

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Old friends:

Old stories, like old friends, are calling. I’m wondering if I should answer. Maybe it’s that my brain is suddenly open to the possibilities. There’s now a much larger space for creativity and art in my life. I’ve always wanted to do so many different things. Life is too short and the world too diverse […]

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High art vs. Low art:

A recent blog post by literary agent Rachelle Gardner got me thinking about finding purpose as writers. Not in a higher-power sense, but in a more pragmatic way. Are we out there to sell, writing with a strong commercial bent? Or are we telling our heart’s truth—even if that means we reach a smaller group […]

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