Can you see why I beat on your relentlessly in those courses when you (not you, Frosty) shy away from conflict?
I mean, yeah me. At least before those classes.
That kind of removes the whole “competition” thing when it comes to getting readers’ attention, though. Yes there’s still incentive to write/craft well, but genre fiction comes with an implicit understanding that you’re not trying to target the entire planet (as some people seem to insinuate). Just all the English speaking Fantasy nerds.
(Speaking as an English speaking Fantasy nerd XD I’d love to be cool enough to read in other languages, but sadly that cannot be my main goal anytime soon)
And even more specifically: All the English speaking (insert genre here) nerds who Like Your Style.
Author of Renn and The Springfield Chronicles