Are You A Dirty Genre Hopper?


Check out this post from Allison Maruska’s blog that asks: Are You A Dirty Genre Hopper?

Allison Maruska

When you’re choosing a new book to read, what genres do you find yourself exploring? Do you stick primarily to one, or do you branch out?

I encountered the titled question in the newsletter of my friend and fellow author, Al Macy, and my first thought was I hadn’t considered genre hopping “dirty” before. I do tend to get cozy in my few favorites, and to be honest, there are some genres I hadn’t read before becoming a writer and reading them for other writers.

But have you considered how many genres there are?

Literary_Genres

This isn’t even all of them. That graphic came from this article on Writer’s Write, which lists 17 popular genres, many being “sub-genres”. Included on the list are Young Adult and New Adult, which I don’t think are genres as much as targeted age groups (you can have a Young Adult historical fantasy, for example).

Looking…

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