Redheaded Neanderlady

Redheaded Neanderlady
This is a photoshopped version of something I found in National Geographic about the time I started researching

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Robert Sawyer on writers and writing types

Robert Sawyer, a science fiction writer I highly respect, has some good definitions of various types of writing. About the only thing I would disagree with him about, is that "literary fiction", which covers a wide variety of "sins" so to speak, tends to be "plotless". My understanding, for whatever it's worth, is that such fiction tends to emphasize character development a lot more than (some) genre fiction. But of course, a lot depends on the writer involved, whether it's "commercial/genre" or "literary".
Anne G

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