Huffington Post article, on genres… and a new mailing list
In this week’s Huffington Post article I discuss genres, and why they aren’t doing me any favors.
Every description of one of my novels eventually requires the use of the phrase mash-up. As in, “Immortal is a sci-fi contemporary fantasy adventure historical-fiction humorous first-person confessional mash-up.” This is mostly accurate, but makes people faint, so I usually just say it’s sci-fi/fantasy.
Read Dawn of the Multi-Genre Mash-Up.
In the days and months ahead I’m going to be doing some crazy things, like (gasp) self-publishing some fiction. In my conversations with people who know much more about this sort of thing than I do, I’ve learned that I need to have a mailing list in order to quickly and easily notify all of you that–for instance–I just split an infinitive.
I have this space, I have Twitter, I have Tumblr, and I have my Author Gene Doucette page, but none of these things are as reliable as a good old mail list.
So I’ve created one.
If you are reading this and are interested in getting direct updates from me on all of the goings-on in my writing career, I urge you to sign up.
My sources are telling me I may have to provide a contest of some sort. I’ll work on that. Go sign up first, I’ll think of something.
OH MY BETA. You split an infinitive. GENE! I am achingly, crushingly disappointed. *sobs*
I am sorry, I so terribly often do this.