Writing for a specific audience

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Classification is hard!

How do you classify your writing?

In the past, I would have just gone with ‘Fiction’ or ‘Detective Fiction’ for my Portia Adams series, but it seems like we as writers have to take it even further, which makes me think about my audience: who would read this series?

Who would enjoy it the most?

Who would be totally disinterested?

Is it ok to be more than one genre?

Are there some genres that are more popular to be a part of than others? Should that even be a consideration?

When picking potential agents and publishers to send query letters to, this kind of forethought is appreciated, so I want to know, how did you decide?

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