Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Shake up your writing life by challenging yourself to write in a new genre.
Even your most avid fans may hunger for a different protagonist, a different story world, or even a different genre. Consider options for when readers become saturated by elements of your stories.
Tales and novels have different structures and purposes. Explore the differences and learn why telling tales in the middle of a novel is often not a good idea.
Accept the challenge to read at least 12 books in genres unfamiliar to you in 2015.
A discussion of where to begin writing, especially when you don’t know where to start. Included a reminder to decide on foundational issues before putting pen to paper.
This is Part 2 of Defining Genre. Included here is a breakdown of the major fiction genres and sub-genres.
Fiction genres have conventions that allow readers to know what they can expect from a novel in the genre. An in-depth look at fiction genres, including reasons for writers to use genre conventions as they write. An article from the Writing Essentials.