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Tessa Stokes

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Genre Blending
5/7/2011 10:13:22 AM
At first I could not decide which genre The Seven Spell Saga.....
When I was writing the first book in "The Seven Spell Saga", 'Spellbinding', I was telling the story that I had been thinking about for a long time. All the characters were already in my mind and the basics of the plot. I just wrote, but then I had to choose a genre, under which the series was to be published, and advertised for readers to search.
This was so hard to do at first, I thought I could only choose one genre, and in some places that's still true. I happened upon an advertisement for another book, it used the words genre blending and hey presto I knew that's what I had done in The Seven Spell Saga. The issue of choosing a genre seemed solved in my mind, but no sooner was that resolved than I had to decide if my books were really suitable for the young adult tag. Yikes!
I find the category 'young adult' to be so broad in its age parameters that I heartily wish there were two parts; young adult one and young adult two, just to split the age group. I wonder if any one else feels that way or if I am a little conservative in what I feel might be offered for consumption to under sixteen year olds.
It's no secret that many adults like to read young adult novels and watch young adult movies; I'm one of them. The fun element, the invitation to suspend belief, and just be entertained by some novels, and movies in the genre, is what attracts me sometimes.
As The Seven Spell Saga progresses and time passes for the characters, I know the story will move into another territory, but what will I choose to 'file' my book under then? Maybe someone can invent the category only just adult,
or just adult enough.


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More Blogs by Tessa Stokes
• Oliver's song sneak preview and excerpt from The Sealed Door - Thursday, August 25, 2011
• Thinking of changing my book covers - Thursday, July 28, 2011
• Out and about in ancient places taking photos for my book covers - Monday, July 04, 2011
• That Cryptic Little Note from Tristan in The Spell Breaker, book two of The Seven Sell Saga - Monday, May 16, 2011
• How I found the title for book one of The Seven Spell Saga, Spellbinding - Wednesday, May 11, 2011
•  Genre Blending - Saturday, May 07, 2011  
• An introduction to the three main characters from The Seven Spell Saga - Sunday, April 17, 2011
• The sooner a child is introduced to books the better - Saturday, April 16, 2011


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