On Writing part ten: finding your genre

What do you love to read? Become familiar with the genre you’re writing and absorb as much as you can. Chances are you’re already then familiar with the market. If you’re writing a genre you wouldn’t normally read, hold fire and read as much as you can before you start, or you may come unstuck.


You know you’ve a formidable marinade in there somewhere, but what on earth’s your genre?