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Settings Part 3 - Dreamspy in E-book - 04/16/2013
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Last week we discussed a bit more about Settings, and I mentioned how closely connected Setting and Genre are, as topics.  http://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2013/04/guest-post-by-j-h-bogran-settings-part-1.html http://aliendjinnromances.blogspot.com/2013/04/settings-part-2.html If you're writing for a Western market, your Setting has to have horses, wagons, Sheriffs, rattlesnakes, guns, desperadoes, muddy streets, maybe a herd of cattle.  The Western Romance was a growing sub-genre at the time Those of My Blood and Dreamspy were first published.  About three years before Those of My Blood came out, the first novel in my Dushau Trilogy won the Romantic Times Award for Best Science Fiction.  That was so long ago that the credit for it is not on their website!  I still have the trophy, though. Dushau is science fiction romance without Vampires.  http://www.amazon.com/Dushau-The-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B002OSXNM8/ If you can sell Western Romance, why not Science Fiction Romance?  They just couldn't encompass the concept.  Editors were convinced "mixed genre" just could not be sold -- and the evidence before their eyes confirmed that resoundingly.  They had just begun computerizing sales data, and they believed the computer printouts.  A writer may know, absolutely, that there are readers who want the kind of story they have to tell, and they may be correct, but if marketers don't know "where" to reach those readers, they won't try t...

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