I agree with the premise here; write the story that is begging to be told, rather than restricting yourself to one genre.
by Michael Cristiano
As a writer, the last thing I want to do is restrict myself. Yes, it’s true, there are genres that I will never write (erotica, true crime, nonfiction textbooks on astrophysics), but other than that, I’m open to pretty much anything. I love straddling the line between genres, often bridging fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal and then throwing in some literary flair.
So, imagine my surprise when I was told that I should pick and stick to one genre. My conversation went something like this:
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