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You say you want your books to reach as many people as possible. In my writing, I focus on a very specific audience: people who are technologists or love technology and who think about the future. When I focus this specifically, I'm always going to alienate some people who fall outside my target audience. But on the other hand, the audience I'm writing for ...


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Genres like Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Historical Fiction are mostly defined by their setting rather than the type of story. Thinking of Orson Scott Card's MICE Quotient... Within any of those settings, you will find many stories that are primarily about Milieu (exploration, travel), Idea (mystery, problem-solving), Character, and Event (disaster, war). ...


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It's been my experience that a well-written book that engages an audience reaches many people, regardless of genre. But one thing to keep in mind. If you plan on writing more than one book, and most of us do, do you want to have to build a new audience each time? And as a new author, it's much harder to sell a book that doesn't "fit" into a category, than ...


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I will just broaden very great answer by few insights: You will never make everyone happy There are people who generally hate Shakespeare. And there are best selling books which confuse most of people. The Fifty Shades of Grey is great example of such book (and movie. Yes, they made it into movie). So, ultimately, focus on telling a story. Although I am ...


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Even multi-tools generally place significantly more emphasis on one or two of the tools; Swiss Army Knives concentrate on providing a decent pocket knife. Even so, people use them not because any of the tools are as good as a tool dedicated to a specific purpose but because they are convenient and good enough for limited uses. There is a reason for the ...



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