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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Writing, Genre Changes and a Poll


Has writing changed in the last five years? A few posts ago I wrote about the age of the average romance reader. The comments seemed to indicate that people wrote what they read and didn’t focus on a specific age or group of people.
It got me thinking about whether writers have changed much over the last few years. I’m still writing romantic suspense. I don’t think I’ve changed my style much. That may be good or bad.


We have more Indie authors writing on topics that otherwise might not be published. If well-written that’s a good thing.
What about genres? Have they changed. Chic Lit is gone. Sweet romances seem to have disappeared – but are they now found in westerns or other genres? We have YA. Gothic showed up for a little while but I think it’s faded. Steampunk was the rage. I don’t know how it’s doing. Paranormal, mystery, suspense, and thrillers are still popular. (I think) Erotica is doing well.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on where writing is changing – or is it?

I’m also going to do a poll. I have to learn how to do it. I’m doing one on twitter and see what people think are the top genres. It only allows 4 choices so I’ll run one for a day and then do another group. If I can learn how to do one on Facebook I’ll add the link. And here it is https://poll.fbapp.io/most-popular-romace-genres
You can just comment on this blog and vote for your favorite or top favorites. Please vote and I’ll let you know the results.


2 comments:

  1. I do think things are changing as far as what people like. Certain things remain the same, paranormal, historical and contemporary... the sub genres are always moving around. :)

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