Going forward, I think I know where I’m stepping. But I’m not yet sure of what I’m stepping into.
For some time now, I’ve wanted to write other genre fiction. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, and hopefully for you too.
Right now, most of my work has fallen under the literary umbrella, only covering other genre elements like sci-fi and suspense. It’s time to expand myself.
My readers who enjoy M. Duda books know me for experimental, literary type stories. So how do I go about writing in other genres?
I’ll be using pen names. This isn’t to deceive readers. I’ll use pen names because new readers will associate my new genre with a different focus. The reader will know what they are getting.
Could the new books be fantasy? Yes. Pen name, “X.” Sci-Fi? Pen name, “Y.” Mystery? You get the idea.
Going forward, I think that this will be fair to a reader’s expectations. You, the reader, are who really matters.
The Not So New
I’m about to publish a literary anthology of flash shorts and poetry titled Tiny Stories. It’s just something that I’ve wanted to do. Indulgent, I know. But I’ve enjoyed it.
The book should be ready by August or September. I’ll post updates about this anthology at a later date on this site.
A second book will be all of my short stories gathered together in one collected anthology. I haven’t decided on the book’s title and publisher tags. Or the format.
Because the stories are all over the place, I’ll have to brainstorm to figure out how this book fits into the fiction marketplace.
Not New at All
Several of my existing shorts will be broken out as stand-alone stories. They’ll even get their own artwork. Expect to see these trickled out over the year.
So expect some new things. And some things not so new.