Words forum: What's in a Genre?

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ImageToniLeland
Mar 13, 2011 3:19 PM CST
Name: Toni Leland
Connecticut Shoreline
Writers have over 28 genres and sub-genres from which to choose. The main categories are, of course, FICTION, NON-FICTION, and POETRY. Within Fiction, the sub-genres are mind-boggling and, in the past decade, cross-genre has become all the rage.
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ImageToniLeland
Mar 14, 2011 1:02 PM CST
Name: Toni Leland
Connecticut Shoreline
For answers to all your questions about what constitutes a genre or sub-genre, check out the new article at http://cubits.org/writing101/articles/view/932/
Equestrian fiction, YA contemporary, Paranormal Romance, and more
http://www.tonileland.com
ImageToniLeland
Mar 16, 2011 6:11 AM CST
Name: Toni Leland
Connecticut Shoreline
I mentor a young writers group, ages 12 to 20, and I recently gave them the list of genres in the article at http://cubits.org/writing101/articles/view/932/. The assignment was to look through the many choices open to a writer and choose one that interested them. I encouraged them to think outside their comfort zone.

Writing more than one genre gives an author some flexibility, and keeps one's writing from becoming stale and predictable.

I write fiction (romantic suspense, thriller, contemporary, young adult) and non-fiction (historical, travel, gardening, cooking, documentary) and I can honestly say, I am NEVER bored! And I'd like to think my readers feel the same way.
Equestrian fiction, YA contemporary, Paranormal Romance, and more
http://www.tonileland.com
ImageSharon
Mar 16, 2011 11:02 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
You issue tough challenges, Toni.
It's hard to get out of one's comfort zone.
ImageToniLeland
Mar 17, 2011 6:11 AM CST
Name: Toni Leland
Connecticut Shoreline
If we're not challenged, we don't grow!
Equestrian fiction, YA contemporary, Paranormal Romance, and more
http://www.tonileland.com

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