JK Rowling shaped my childhood so much, I don't know who I'd be if I hadn't read her books.
|Source My favorite J.K. Rowling book. :)|
I'm not saying that you have to write the same exact genre and again. I'm not suggesting if you write historicals, you can only write about WWII forever. You can write about other periods in time. But it would be weird to see you write a fantasy.
What do you guys think? Should an author be able to write whatever comes to mind, or should they pick a genre, even if it's a general one like speculative fiction?