Nighttime blabbering 634

It was writing time today, and a reading, a lot of reading. I accepted to write a book review for a friend. She writes horror erotica, so that’s new and interesting mix of genres. So far, it’s heated and thrilling, but I know the dread is coming, and it’s coming hard… Ok, I walked into that one, but you understand what I meant. It seems like people here like to experiment with the genres, and they always create something new. Take my for an example, because it’s easier to talk trash about my self than point it at someone who is undeserving of harsh words. So, I decided to orient and specialize at military fiction, yet the novel I wrote is only MiFi in form, while the story, plot and everything else befalls under cyberpunk, nanopunk, family drama genres. If that’s true, then can I really champion my novel as military fiction? And if I can’t tag my novel as one genre, what can other writers do with their vampire-love-hate-cheesy erotica-in space flicks? She is not the first to experiment, and I appreciate the ingenuity of writers clashing two genres together. It makes for a better reading material, entertaining and somewhat original in design. Perhaps this is an old concept and the market place is saturated with this fusion books, but this is gaining speed in my country.

Her collection of short stories is following a great curse troubling three generations of women in one family. Love curses, hex and pagan black magic is something my culture is familiar with, so the horror story inside a lovers’ tale sort of fits, and it is intriguing to track the trail an author left in the pages. It’s fun, but I must measure my dose, and keep writing my own novel. If anything, I learned how to write a proper sex scene, which you can find plenty of it in the book. Nope, this isn’t a light material, and every sex scene turns to a gory mess in the end, so… it’s a rollercoaster ride without seatbelts. At least I am not having bad dreams from reading this.

2 thoughts on “Nighttime blabbering 634

  1. Horror, at its base, is fear of the unknown. It’s not unusual to have horror erotica, but it must be relevant to the main thread of the story.

    When it comes to our own stories, it’s never one genre. The main genre may be one, but there are always other relevant sub-categories that help define it for a reader. Finding those niche sub-categories, while maintaining the main genre label (for the main readers), makes the book more available to those most likely to look for it. Keywords, if you like. Think of those sub-cats as keywords to lure readers.

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    • Yup, that sums it up perfectly. This thing I am reading is maintaining that horror flow, and implements the pagan occult elements very well into the main thing. The writer here knows what she is doing, and I am beginning to enjoy thins more than I hoped for because horror is not my go-to genre.

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