Genre. Novel genres specifically have been a bane to my existence since I started on this writer excursion. It was a hurdle I did not think I would have, but here I am years later trying to peg what genre category my work falls into. Finally, I believe I have nailed that down.
Things have been quite a busy here at RIU HQ for the past couple of weeks. It’s been very good and very productive. Some exciting things are happening and I want to share that with the three and a half people that come to my website. In short…I have another special promotion for you.
I’m a married man and I’m having an affair. No. It’s not with another woman (don’t be silly). It’s with superhero novels. I’m attracted to them. I’m on a mission to grow my library of them to high proportions. How did it come to this, this obsession with amassing the largest superhero prose novel collection? Simple. I love me some superheroes because I love the good guy.
Change. It can be beautiful. It can be ugly. It can be wonderful. It can be tragic. The journey to change many times is a difficult one but within the difficulty there is a beauty that once we reach the destination makes it all worth it. This is currently the journey that I’m on. Many things are changing here at RIU headquarters. As in most things in life, everything hasn’t worked out exactly as I would like to but that’s okay. I’m learning a lot and persevering. However, the change continues. There’s one more change that is going to happen here that I want to share with you.
There are myriad kinds of fiction writers in the world today. All kinds of stories are being written for the enjoyment and ponderment of the masses. Out of all those different kinds of writers, I’m of the opinion that those in the area of science fiction and fantasy — and their many offspring — have more work to do then that of their counterparts in say romance or crime thrillers.
The latter have their stories take place in the real world and much of what we see in those stories are extrapolated from reality through their research (if they’re good). It’s different for the science fiction and fantasy writer. For them, new worlds have to be created. If not new worlds then the changes in the real world have to be created. In short, takes a lot of creativity to be a science fiction or fantasy writer and much of that creativity is setting in the story. There is a lot of work involved behind the scenes before the story is ever written.