IWSG monthly post
The question asked for the writers of the IWSG monthly post for today was:
"Do you read widely or only within the genre you create stories for?"
I have to admit I have so little time for reading I steer towards books with fantasy elements as well as history. Which are also in my own books. I also enjoy cozy mysteries.
And why is that? I suppose I want to have my own little break from day job (insurance claims handling, which you can imagine can be rather dreary at times), tight schedules for my studies (working on my Egyptology MA dissertation) and yes - this never-ending covid-life...
So a little escape to the fantasy world is like a breath of fresh air. Also the cozy mysteries are easy reading - though I know that it can be a lot of work to write such books - if you don't take into account the big publishers who methodically plan such mystery plots and then use ghost writers to "write to market". The same plot developments, even dictating on which page specific things should happen. Yep - they have done their research and try to write similar books to the ones that have sold well in the past. They invent an author name and the reader thinks s/he is reading books by a real person, when in fact there can be several authors that don't get their name printed on the books. As an example the author names Nancy Drew, Franklin W. Dixon and Laura Lee Hope.
But I digress from the subject. Yes - I like to read in the genre I write in. Fantasy, time travel, historical novels.
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