I've watched this video on YouTube the other day which features Stephenie Meyer describing her book The Host. And what she says made my brain constantly screaming of how stagnant she is. Basically in her own words, The Host is "science fiction for people who hate science fiction" and that it's not focus on anything science fictionů. One bleeding question how does this sound remotely logical? I mean there are sci-fi things in the book at least one would think. So how exactly can you write a sci-fi novel if it's not? I severely doubt The Host is a Non-Fiction book, unless there was some alien takeover we're not aware of. As a writer no matter what genre you do the best as you can to make that genre worth reading because you love the genre. But apparently through Stephenie's mind with all said aliens, other planets, ray guns, and technical aspects of sci-fi the book itself is NOT sci-if. And also why write a novel for people who don't like the genre it's a waste of an effort. That's like opening a McDonald's for vegetarians, it's a nice thought but in reality will it make any sense probably not for the vegetarians. My point is as a writer you should not limited your creativity for the sake of satisfying readers who don't like the genre you're writing about. So from what I'm assuming/getting at aside from the romance her books are virtually genreless but she talks about how these books have some deeper meaning and metaphor. Honestly I have to be brutally objective Stephenie Meyer is the most full of hot air bullsh** person I've ever heard.
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