The Horror of New Adult Fiction & the Over-Categorization of Writing

KC Redding-Gonzalez, writes another intriguing and fascinating post about the New Adult Fiction category in bookstores and other venues, as well as the over-categorizing of books. Personally, at my last visit a few weeks ago to Barnes & Nobles, left me dizzy with the feeling that I had just entered a maze of confusion trying to find a book I was looking for. Organizational techniques are a professional skill and Barnes & Nobles organizing skills have lost their way in a conundrum of confusion, in more ways than one. This also includes online bookstores as well.

Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues)

Sometimes trying to figure out where to find a book you want is as hard as trying to figure out where you would market your own.

These are troubling times. Not only have we lost our Horror section in most bookstores, but now if marketing departments raised by the internet get their way, we will have to look in yet one more subsection: New Adult Fiction.

That’s right…New Adult… the new next stop after Young Adult Fiction.

And we may have the internet to blame… because it is demanding we change the way we think.

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Chunk Change

I don’t know about you, but I am not liking this tendency toward condensing, homogenizing and labeling everything under the guise of search-ability without the consideration of individual characteristics that make both ourselves and what we do unique.

We are living in the age of generic categorization… an overarching, nonspecific set…

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World-Building, Part 4, by D. Wallace Peach!

If you want to learn how to develop incredible fantasy worlds, read D. Wallace Peach’s World Building Series, she is a master of the craft! K. D. Dowdall

Many thanks to Chris for letting me chat about world-building. It’s been a pleasure to hang out and talk about writing. In this final post of the series, I want to share thought-starters for each of the major systems that make up a world. Fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, in a discussion about world-building, stated that […]

via World-building: Thought Starters – Guest Post by, Diana Peach… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

A Review: THE GENIE HUNT by author, M. C. Tuggle

A new novel, by M. C. Tuggle, The Genie Hunt, is so engaging that I could not put it down. I continued reading it until the end, without stopping.  It is not often that I want to reread a novel that I just finished reading. It is that good.  It is a rather unique story about a lawyer, a reformed law-breaker, a kidnapped Genie, and a crime. It is a story about a friendship under duress, life-threatening danger, and a who-done-it mystery. The writing is superb, smooth transitions through scenes, characters that are so real that I was sure I knew them. It was the great dialogue, however, that moved the story along, including, strong pacing and time elements, that rang true.

As the investigation drew closer and closer to the perpetrators of the crime, the action grew and so did the breath-taking danger. And, oh yes, there is a real Genie with a complex set of circumstances.  The main characters, Coot Pickard, and his lawyer friend, Buddy Vuncannon, have been friends since childhood. However, they are total opposites in personality and lifestyle. It is often said, that in relationships, opposites do attract and in this case, it adds to the interesting complexity of the characters. I found this story to also be about a well thought out ode to the wonder of friendship under great duress, because the evidence clearly points to Coot Pickard.  But, as is often said, “the devil is in the details” and in this story, it is certainly true.  The ending is very satisfying and since this novel is book 1, in a new series entitled, Spook Hunters, by author, M. C. Tuggle, I look forward with great anticipation to book 2 of the Spook Hunters. I highly recommend this intriguing story!  5 stars!