My post on my subconscious book-choosing rules has spawned a child. Since most of us seem to have strong preference when it comes to genres, it makes sense for publishers to develop clear genre styles.
I remember reading a post about Gothic romances that feature a woman, in a night dress outside a house with a light in one window.
So what other genre cover clichés are there? I’m starting with the easy ones:
As many colours as possible, but predominantly purple and gold. Featuring the following:
- a horse
- a dragon
- a sword
- a girl with long flowing hair, who is usually:
- Standing on a cliff – top
- Riding a horse or dragon
- Brandishing a sword
- All of the above.
A close up photograph of a seemingly arbitrary collection of domestic objects that acquire a sinister air in proximity with one another.
- a garden implement
- a syringe
- blood stains
- broken glass
- a girl with long flowing hair who is always:
- cropped in close-up
- and sometimes:
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Jeez what’s with the automatic wordpress related links? Please note, not my doing.