Identifying Your Genre

Helpful post on identifying your genre to target the right agents.

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8 thoughts on “Identifying Your Genre”

    1. After all the research I’ve done I tend to agree. I’m certainly leaning toward self-publishing. But even then you must know your genre so you can properly market to your target audience.

        1. Studying for and taking the CPA exam was easier….okay maybe not, but this business is a close second. Whew! There is one major difference though: I love writing and I never loved accounting.

  1. Very helpful advice!!! You don’t want to query the wrong agent. Instant rejection! Also, knowing what your book might be like. For example, “If you loved Graceling by Kristin Cashore, you’ll love my book.” That shows your knowledge of the market. Double points if you love a book that agent acquired.

    1. Agree. Unfortunately, I already made that mistake (querying the wrong agent). You can’t always go by the blurb on the agency website because sometimes there is just not enough information or it’s just too general. Live and learn!

  2. Hi, Melissa. Excellent advice. I think your blog is great, and I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award (paranormalperspective.wordpress.com).

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