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Something I've been thinking about and have seen a few posts on say an author should stick to something specific like werewolves for example and establish themselves by writing werewolf stories since you'd be appealing to certain readers who like them and wouldn't like for instance a vampire or fae story.
I think it probably has some truth to it, but I know with myself that if I enjoy a writer's stories, I'd be willing to read whatever they wrote even if I first read one story and they had something different but was in the same genre. I'd wager I'm not alone in this.
One of the things I enjoy about writing is that if a plot bunny jumps up and smacks me with a story idea, I can follow that and see if it has any merit no matter if its a werewolf, an elf, or a technomage story. I adore werewolves, they're my absolute favorite, but I think if they were all I wrote, I'd probably get tired of them.
So, what do you guys think? Do you crave variety when you're reading and/or writing, or do you think it's best to stick to one subject?