Why Authors Should Follow the Conventions of Genre Fiction

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If you are writing genre fiction, you must stick to the conventions of that genre. What does that mean, exactly? Every genre has expected events or ways of telling the story and readers expect to see it in every book of that particular genre.

First let’s look at literary conventions. We have themes, settings, character-types, plotlines, tropes, flashbacks, to name…

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