IWSG monthly post
There is this thing as ”writing to market” which means that a writer tries to write in a genre that is popular at the moment. Are this original stories? Or is the writer simply trying to get as much income as possible?
Of course every writer wishes to reach as many readers as possible. And so, writing to market doesn’t automatically mean the stories themselves aren’t original. Especially if it is about choosing a genre and then writing a story in that particular genre.
I have always loved writing fantasy - and history. And I suppose my stories are original enough. After all my stories have ancient Egypt in them, more or less. Also I have invented creatures myself. Like the Airys and Walkers in The Death of a Vampire.
Of course when it comes to marketing, obviously I try to find the keywords that would attract those readers who like my kind of writing. Though I have to admit I may not have been always right. My Nephilim Quest -series was originally written to young adults. But apparently there are young adults of all ages, LOL :D
Still, I think my Magical Midlife Detectives will reach the intended target group - midlife ladies who like humorous stories, fantasy, and straight talk, no matter what others think.
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