This essay is particularly relevant to me, in that there are genre elements in what I write, although when you view a complete work of mine, you don't see a mystery, or a thriller, or a clean-cut accounting of history. I think neither of Kim Wright's propositions are completely true; most of us write with genre elements folded into our work, but that's more a function of what we read for entertainment than an evolutionary step in the literary novel. One might as well ask if cinema is the next step in literary writing.
“I’m looking for a mystery,” my agent said.
Causes Bob Mustin Supports
Native American culture. Education. Creative writing.