Help Wanted: Complex Novels Needed for Positions on This Bookshelf!
If your book has broken the length and genre “rules” touted by writing gurus and publishing gatekeepers, I want to hear about it!
Perhaps, if you’ve been successful with simpler genre fiction, you’ve been hesitant to write “the big one.” Maybe some guru or gatekeeper scared you off the project by saying that you’d lose your readers. Well, I have news for those gurus and gatekeepers: there are plenty of other readers waiting for the mental and emotional challenges (and even physical challenges: many big books are fat books, too) of well-written fusion fiction or literary fiction. Any prior readers who become offended by an author’s diversification of portfolio are acting like children who are shocked to see their elementary school teacher in the grocery store.
Other successful genre writers are taking the plunge. It usually takes longer to write a complex novel, so please don’t delay your magnum opus. We have many open inches on our bookshelves with your name written on them!