I find my approach uncharacteristic and you can compare it to others for justice and contrast.
I’ve been advised against writing novels, in two ways: first as a poet, and second as a philosopher.
So instead of writing a work of fiction I wrote a collection of poetic and philosophical statements.
The resulting book is now available on Amazon.
Although, I’ll tell you a secret: I self-published.
Perhaps if I self-publish a significant number of books, I’ll have a name for myself from the various forms of advertising I’ve engaged in. But advertising is a real barrier.
There should be a way to be popular, and they say novels are the way, but there’s a lot of competition, even from trash, that reduces the paradigm to something nightmarish.
As for novels, I prefer science fiction, it allows for the widest array of descriptions, besides being perfectly diamond at a classical technique.
My book, the 1-Page-Classics is available from Amazon if you have 20+ bucks.