How difficult is it to write for the different genres of writing? Is nonfiction more difficult than fiction? Are children the easiest to write for? Does one genre have more research while others have little?
Writing is a time consuming project to embark on. All require that you think out how you going to start, fill in the middle and end. All require research to some degree. You need plots, character development, dialogue and so much more. Each genre deserves the best we can give to it.
Just because it is a children’s book is well a children book doesn’t mean you won’t do research. It doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have a hook, plot line, great dialogue and an awesome ending. Just because a book is a non fiction doesn’t mean you need to give it less love than a fiction. Just because you write historical fiction and will need to do a hell of a lot of research does not mean your character development of your characters should take a hit.
Every genre needs to have something that you want for your readers. You want to write a book that someone will pick up, read through and enjoy.
Cutting corners just due to the genre is an insult to the book. Not to mention thinking less of a genre just because you don’t write in it is also an insult.
While children’s, nonfiction, erotica and a host of other genres are not in your wheel house that doesn’t mean they should ever be considered less in one’s eye. They have a fan base regardless if you don’t write in it. And those people deserve the best book possible from the authors who write them.