Re: RARA-AVIS: Neo-nah...

Date: 29 Jun 2007

Vicki wrote:

"So now I just call myself a crime writer or noir writer since everyone else is doing it. The author has no control over the classification."

Do you really think that's universally true about authors having no control over their classifictions, ? Yes, genre classifications come after the fact, when someone places a label on a bunch of books, sees similarities among them and places them on the same shelf. However, once those labels have been accepted, don't you think many authors consciously set out with the intent of placing their books on that specific shelf in the bookstore?

In that light, Vicki, has accepting an initially imposed from without classification for your own work affected the way you write? Do you now conceive within the frame of "crime writing"?


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