I am a big reader. When asking published authors for advice, I think the majority of them have said that reading is one of the most important things a writer can do.
Also, knowing your market is always advantageous when deciding what genre to write in – knowing what works and the elements you need to write the best novel that you can.
That is what I thought we could look at today; Learning what is good or bad.
Pick ten books from the genre in which you want to write.
Read the blurbs and make a small two sentence summary about what it’s about.
What is it about these books that appeal to you?
What does not appeal about them?
Does the first page jump out you. If it does or doesn’t, why?
Make notes in your writing journal. Don’t let these findings overwhelm you. This is simply to get to know your genre better.
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