Posts tagged genre
Posts tagged genre
Here are the results for the fantasy section of the survey.
As you know, we at Writer’s Relief often write about genre. However, sometimes a writer simply doesn’t know what genre his or her book fits into. And while it certainly can help your cause if your book fits neatly into a single genre, we don’t necessarily think it’s a deal-breaker if you don’t know your book genre.
The guidelines for literary and mainstream fiction often differ from those of popular fiction such as romance novels, fantasy novels, crimes novels, etc. Although the guidelines for submitting literary and mainstream novels are similar, the content of the work is very different, and it’s important to distinguish between the two.
It’s easy to be confused about the appropriate genre classification for your very short work when you’re writing prose poetry or flash fiction. Our guidelines will help!
Wondering if your book is new adult fiction or young adult? Learn the definition of the new adult genre and see what literary agents and editors are looking for.
As writers, most of us would admit to sometimes stifling our own potential because we’re afraid to fail at something new. In fact, most people can say that about their lives in general. But, because we are creative people, we have to expect more of ourselves than the status quo. But that expectation isn’t just limited to our lifestyles; we have to see new places, meet new people, and pursue new experiences—but we also have to push ourselves to try new things in the writing itself.
If you never experiment with your style, you’ll only ever be capable of what you’re already good at today. We’re hoping that you won’t be satisfied with just what you do well at this moment, but that you’ll try some of the following suggestions and push yourself to new heights in your writing.
In previous posts, we identified several genres and subgenres of fiction (See Genres Defined, Part I and Part II.) Here we’ll answer the question “What is a thriller?” and examine some of this popular genre’s subcategories.