Ryan M. Church

Tribal Lays

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2016 at 8:13 pm

Mad Genius Club

*And once more, like a champion, I wrote this last night and scheduled it for six PM.  ARGH.*

Okay, I’m going to shock you.  Are you sitting down?  Yes?  Good because I bring shocking news: Different genres have different structures.  They also have different expectations, different “reader cookies” and different just about different everything else.

This seems like a tautology, but it is not immediately obvious to many people.

The number of times people say things like “Romance is not very good.”  Or perhaps “cozy mysteries are not very good.”  Or “Space opera is not very good.”  (Or my absolute favorite recently, which is the notion that the only real science fiction is hard science fiction where everything gravitates around science, and what’s more “known science.”  Which would leave logical extrapolations of the future and future science without a home.  Never mind.  Pet peeve.)

When people say things like this…

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