Wednesday, July 21, 2010
When I started writing fiction, I was drawn to YA. But within this genre, I can't be pinned down. I've tinkered with urban fantasy, dystopian, and historical romance. I have no idea what will tempt me next. When a story comes to me, it doesn't pay attention to what sub-genre it's in.
I have no problems with stepping outside the realm of YA if that's where my story leads me.
Some authors stay within the confines of their genre. Some may step here and there. Laurie Halse Anderson comes to mind--though she's solidly in the realm of children's lit, she's done picture books, middle grade, and YA, in both contemporary and historical settings.
In your writing, do you tend to stick to one genre, and stay put there? Or do you also genre-hop?
Remember to take a minute to check out this week's Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog post by Danyelle Leafty on writerly habits! I posted last week, and the week before was Laura Diamond. Next week will be the oh-so-lovely Zoe Courtman!