Genre Hopping

Most people don’t enjoy watching only one kind of movie, eating one type of food, or wearing the same clothes every day. Okay, maybe Zach likes that last one, but either way, it’s not uncommon for writers to want to explore writing in different genres. But should you?

On this ‘landmark’ episode, the guys discuss the pros and cons of genre hopping. Does it make sense to write in other genres, and if so, when? Genre hopping is one of the most debated topics in the indie publishing community. Join Zach and J. as they discuss and give their opinions on this controversial topic.

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The big questions to ask when deciding whether to hop genres
  • How genre hopping can prevent burnout
  • What you can do to scratch your creative itch without investing too much time
  • How switching genres can hurt your pursuit to earning more money as an author
  • How to decide whether writing in another genre is right for you

Also, Zach recommends a book from friend of the show, Jim Kukral.

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Leave us a comment: Do you write in multiple genres or do you aspire to? What has been your experience, or what do you hope to accomplish?

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