Having problems with your genre? This post by Margie Brimer helps you figure it out.
You are a door to door salesperson who sells vacuums. Finally, after months of having doors slammed in your face, a potential buyer stands in the doorway long enough to ask you a question. “What kind of vacuum is it?” You hem-haw and squirm because you really don’t know so you just spout off the most popular vacuum type you can think of. “It’s a zero-turn-radius, bagless, cyclone chamber with scented filters.” When really it’s one of those old models that looks like a set of bagpipes. What does the potential client who you could have made enough off of to not have to sell another vacuum for a whole month do? He slams the door in your face, of course.
Our manuscripts can be just as difficult to sell (not that any of or work is like a bagpipe vacuum cleaner, I should hope) and finding a genre our…
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