I’ve come across a couple of discussions regarding genre recently by thoughtful writers I admire. My question is this: Why do writers feel as though they have to fit into one mold or anything? I could ask the same question of any art or artist. Why? That is all I want to know.
Books I’ve read lately don’t seem to fit neatly into one genre or another. That is exactly how I like it. I don’t like to be pigeon-holed in any area of my life. Again, why do we do this to ourselves? I understand marketing, branding, author platforms, etc., but is this really necessary?