The Heidi Thorne Show

Why Multi-Genre Books Don’t Work | Episode 179

February 2, 2021

Multi-genre books are like mixed media art, combining multiple materials or styles. They are experimental and done intentionally to create new forms of expression. However, for some authors, multi-genre books are a symptom of their muddled writing motivations and inexperience. I explain.

Blog: Why Multi-Genre Books Don't Work

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Timestamp show notes (click timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:17 The memoir how-to book?

1:39 Why would authors want to do multi-genre books?

3:29 Autofiction, the multi-genre genre

4:42 Killing 2 audiences with 1 book

5:30 The one question multi-genre authors can't answer

6:14 Marketing challenges of multi-genre books

7:42 How to connect with Heidi