Although at the moment, I write in christian fantasy. I love reading in other genres, and plan on writing in them too. I know other writers frown on writing in more than one genre or sub-genre, and many use pen names when planning to venture into new territory, but I don’t see why they should. Unless you write kids books or young adult, and then are planning to dive into romance, then I get your choice for creating a new pen name.
But if you write space opera, and plan to write an epic fantasy book with sword swinging barbarians and dragons, then I don’t see the harm. People allow themselves to be pigeon holed into an area of their lives, where they are afraid to escape from it. Your die hard fan’s will always read whatever you write, and the majority of your other fans will wait till, you release something more to their liking till they buy from you again.
Whatever the case, life is all about choices.
Now at the moment I am really loving the superhero genre, being a fan of marvel and anime since I could remember, I am a bit surprised and disappointed that my first series wasn’t in that genre. They always say your first book just comes to you, and with my Fallen Angels series it just kind of did. I have always been fascinated with angels, and I think my next post will be where I got the story idea for it and how it formed in my brain.
Thinking about it now, I may have struggled if I decided to write in the superhero genre first. With the explosion of Marvel movies coming out, the genre has become one of the hardest to break into. At the time of writing this, I am on my fifth rough draft of a novel and I am getting better with every word I put on screen or paper. So when the time comes to dive into the superhero series I have planned, I can do it justice.
I have an idea that has been cooking, and ohhhh boy, I can’t wait to get it out to the masses.
If you are a writer reading this, the only way you can become a better writer is by stretching your writing legs. You should strive to improve on your craft, you should strive to surprise and please your readers with each and every piece of work you put out. I think that’s where writers block can come in sometimes, if you have written twenty books in a series you are quite comfortable in that world. Your not challenging yourself, and without challenge you can never grow. That’s why in my personal opinion, you should always go outside your comfort zone.
Thats with everything in life.
Pick up a book you wouldn’t normally.
Write a story long or short that you wouldn’t dream of doing.
Dance naked in the rain.
Just try to challenge yourself, that’s where growth happens.
Anyway getting back to my point, I think there was one somewhere in this post.
If you are a fan of the numerous marvel or dc movies that have been coming out in recent years, I adore you to check them out. It may not be your thing when you first start reading them but, like any good story once it captures your attention it will be impossible to put down. Check out the list of books at the end of this post, and drop a comment back here to tell me if you enjoyed it or not. Or leave a comment with any recommendations that you may think that I like, am always on the search for new material to absorb and make me greater.
Series that I have enjoyed so far.
Until next time friends.
Love and Peace