I was going to write a long post tonight but I’m too incensed to care. There’s a short post over at Partisan:HomePage if you want to know what’s got me so angry.
- There is a rider to this, of course, and that is to find out what you do enjoy. It’s all too easy to fall into a pattern of reading the same ol’ type of books without broadening your horizons. Tastes change, and those sci-fi books from your teens that you’re still reading might be good comfort reading fodder now – but it might some as a pleasant surprise if you pick up a historical novel and enjoy if more. And vice versa, of course – coming to sci-fi later in life can bring a fresh, more worldly wise perspective to the genre.
- Also, broadening your reading style preferences means you can look at defining your own genre to carve your own market. Sci-fi + historical = Gladiator in Space. There’s a thought. Write what you enjoy, especially if it is cross-genre. Other people might like it too.
- After all, who’d have thought that Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books could mix with Fantasy to create the most widely read modern children’s books of all time?