The question of what comes first, the novel or the genre, has a lot of implications for the way a full length prose composition unfolds. On October 31, 2012, I wrote a guest post for Maria D. and her blog, Queen of the Night Reviews, in which I explored some of these. I started the post like this: “Imagine my surprise when my publisher confidently labeled my novel a thriller. It certainly has action and suspense, but it is also a love story. I had some preconceptions of what a thriller is—a hard boiled detective or other operative of some kind engages his enemies in a shoot ‘em up potboiler—otherwise known as pulp fiction. My book was no thriller.”
Click here to read what else I had to say on this subject on Maria’s Queen of the Night Reviews.
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