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Genre, Writing, Writing Craft

(W)right to Freedom


Cover of "Freedom Writers (Full Screen Ed...

Cover of Freedom Writers (Full Screen Edition)

Every time I tell people I’m an author, they ask what kind of books I write. I guess I’m supposed to answer them with a genre; fantasy, horror, romance or maybe science fiction. It annoys me every time. Why do I have to limit myself and my art by putting myself and my work within boundries? I write good stories, isn’t that good enough?

When I’m done, feel free to put my book within your own boundries. But for now, let me out! Let me be free!

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4 thoughts on “(W)right to Freedom

  1. That’s what you should tell them, that you write good stories.

    Posted by Evelyn N. Alfred | November 26, 2011, 10:45 pm
  2. No artist, whether a wordsmith or from any other art form should have to set boundaries to his/her art. Justifying art is like putting a Van Gogh painting such as “Les Tournesols” behind a window pane in a dark room to protect it from thieves and for the sole benefit of a so-called expert/collector…

    Explanation and ordering in this and that box are cheap tricks to avoid imagination contaminating the rest of the world…

    So you go and tell them: “what do you care?” because if someone asks you what genre you are writing, that someone does not know anything – nor care ^_^ When people do not understand they need labels to feel safe 😛

    Loved the book/movie poster you used to illustrate your words… perfect fit I thought 😉

    Posted by Clairepeek | February 22, 2012, 4:40 pm

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