Genre

Genre

A Lesson by SM Garcia
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Choosing a genre

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Choosing a Genre

 

          There are so many genres to choose from when it comes to writing a novel.

 

Genre List:


Fiction Genre List:

Action and Adventure

Chick Lit

Children’s

Commercial Fiction

Contemporary

Crime

Erotica

Family Saga

Fantasy

Dark Fantasy (probably still a major sub-genre!)

Gay and Lesbian

General Fiction

Graphic Novels

Historical Fiction

Horror

Humour

Literary Fiction

Military and Espionage

Multicultural

Mystery

Offbeat or Quirky

Picture Books

Religious and Inspirational

Romance

Science Fiction

Short Story Collections

Thrillers and Suspense

Western

Women’s Fiction

Young Adult

 

Non-Fiction Genre List:

Art & Photography

Biography & Memoirs

Business & Finance

Celebrity & Pop Culture

Music, Film & Entertainment

Cookbooks

Cultural/Social Issues

Current Affairs & Politics

Food & Lifestyle

Gardening

Gay & Lesbian

General Non-Fiction

History & Military

Home Decorating & Design

How To

Humour & Gift Books

Journalism

Juvenile

Medical, Health & Fitness

Multicultural

Narrative

Nature & Ecology

Parenting

Pets

Psychology

Reference

Relationship & Dating

Religion & Spirituality

Science & Technology

Self-Help

Sports,

Travel

True Adventure & True Crime

Women’s Issues


There may even be more. The times are constantly changing.

 

          Several ways you can choose one.

*    Start writing

o       Just start writing and see where it leads.

*    Pick one (the obvious choice)

o       Take a look and see what catches your eye

*    Write what you like

o       Pick one that you like

§        Choose the genre you love the most from reading or watching TV

 

I choose to start writing and see what happens. I plan as little as possible because it doesn’t always work the way I plan. (Example: I started work on a vampire novel and it turned into an erotica.)

          I love the idea of not knowing and trying to keep not only the readers attention, but my own as well.



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