Lately, I’ve been thinking about the art of expanding genres in writing. Sometimes as we write, we can get stale in the genre we often write in. It’s not something we like to think about, but it does happen. Many authors will think about expanding their horizons by writing in sub-genres in their chosen fields, which allows them to benefit from their audience, but also gives them a bit more room to stretch and grow. Others will sometimes take the plunge and venture into a brand new genre– one they love to read but hadn’t considered writing before. Both ways are useful and I think can often bring a deeper appreciation to the author.¬† (more…)