Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#137) -- Pulp's Best Genre

Which genres do you think work best in pulp stories? 
Detective, masked vigilantes, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, etc.?

This may come off as a sort of short-hand, flippant answer, but I think they all do. And I've enjoyed writing all of them. Although, and it may cost me some pulp clout to admit this, I find it most difficult to write the masked vigilante -- but ironically find no such issue with their contemporary super hero counterpart, such as in the Show Me a Hero collection. Weird, I know. The most fun, thus far, in pulps, has been writing the pulp P.I. in The Ruby Files. I think I could write in that voice all day long and never get tired of it.