Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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What (new) writers should write

I've been asked several times recently what writers should write. In context, the intent was new writers, but it's a general question. For example, should a writer focus on one subgenre to build an audience?

Hell if I know. Look at my stuff. I'm all over the map. Even the 'typical Jay Lake story', whatever that means, accounts for a minority of my published work.

My personal answer? Write what you want to write. The passion will serve you far better than any amount of market calculation.
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