As a follow-up to my previous post, I have this quotation from one of my professors this semester. “Genre fiction is generic because it reinforces convention.”
Erin, my professor, went on to say that it is our job as writers to go against that. Genre fiction gets a bad rap from many people because of this reinforcement of convention; it should not be a dirty word.
For me, this is encouraging to hear, for it means that I’m not the only writer who has thought about the bad rap that genre fiction gets. I hope that any of you who are writers also take these words to heart.