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Writers: What is your genre? What do you read?

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Most of you are writers.

Please let me know the genre in which you write.

Also, what do you read?

Some writers avoid reading fiction from their own genre because they worry it will influence their own writing. I think there’s a difference between a good influence, a bad influence and plagiarism, so I read a lot within my genre (literary fiction and horror.) I also read widely outside my genre.

I usually have ten or so books going at one time. I either have an undiagnosed case of Attention Deficit Disorder or I’m easily bored. Oh, or maybe those two things are de facto the same thing. (I know I’ve hit a really good book when I don’t switch it out with another book. and slow down to savour it.)

I also have an extensive collection of reference books and how-to books on writing, social media and most aspects of publishing. Do you have a favourite book on writing or perhaps you reject the premise? What writing books do you love? Which could you (and the universe) do without?

I’d like to hear from you.

Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.


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One Response

  1. Eileen Schuh says:

    Welcome to my Twitter world, thanks for following. You have an interesting blog. I love writing crime fiction and have completed several novels in that genre. However, the only novel I’ve sold is a sci fi novella–SCHRODINGER’S CAT to be released in both print and ebook formats in 2011. I’m currently working on another sci fi novella to try to capitalize on that success. I read lots of sci fi in my earilier years. I tend to go through stages of what genre’s I enjoy reading. Currently, I like true crime and am into a very hot Romance. (Romance NOVEL, that is. Not the real thing. Unfortunately.) http://www.eileenschuh.com Author SCHRODINGER’S CAT

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