Writing for success...
So, if I really want to earn money out of my books, I should follow the trends... So maybe I could turn my third book, Anti, into 1) a teen fiction novel, but can't be vampires, werewolves or teens killing each other on TV; 2) more far-reaching: a crime novel. Apparently, that's what's selling these days. Something to do with post 9/11 insecurity (yeah, right)...
I already wanted my third book, Anti, to have a Fim Noir feel, so maybe I should think in terms of psychological thriller-noir crime fiction (and try and crowbar in some snow and sensible clothes like jumpers, apparently it would make the book very Scandinavian noir, which is very on trend at the moment... Don't ask me, I haven't read or watched any of these.)
Mind you, by the time I finish writing my second novel, The Book of Thoth (i.e at least next January) then the fad for crime fiction will have faded and publishing houses will be looking for some new ways of making sure those profit margins are being met...
Maybe Uggie's memoirs will be published right on time and start a new bestselling trend?
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