- File Size: 1914 KB
- Print Length: 35 pages
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- Publisher: Tongue Untied Communications (November 25, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 25, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MYSGVUA
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Fiction Genres (Busy Writer's Guides Book 11) Kindle Edition
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and looks easy. But, it really is not as simple as it seems.
A writer must know the difference between Suspense
and Thrillers. There are two main ones.
And Mystery has not even been put into the mix yet.
You also need to know the difference between Science
Fiction and Fantasy, if you plan to write in those genres.
There is a difference between Thrillers, Suspense and Mystery.
I had to decide which group 3 of my stories came under, as they
covered a bit of all of them.
But, they also touched on Psychological Horror.
And a wee bit of Romance.
Wait!!! We just listed two more genres.
Have I forgotten anymore...... oh yes.
Cozy Mysteries, Espionage Thrillers, Urban Fantasy,
Hard Boiled Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Slasher Horror
Super Hero Fantasy, and of course Stephen Kong's specialty
So, you can see, where you place your writing is indeed an
important decision. Your readers expect it from you.
Very close to choosing the right book cover.
Fiction Genres is the eleventh book in Marcy Kennedy’s series A Busy Writer’s Guide, and it is aimed at aspiring and newbie writers who struggle to choose the genre of their book. Whether you like it or not, picking the right genre matters because it’s a crucial step you need to take for your writing career. That’s why this guide is a handy tool for the confused or indecisive newbies.
“Genre helps you find your ideal reader, the people who are most likely to turn into diehard fans, because people who read books similar to yours may enjoy your books as well.” (Loc. 75)
Fiction Genres comprises of an introduction, a general discussion on genres, six chapters dedicated to popular genres (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller and Suspense, Mystery, Romance, Horror) and their subdivisions, a conclusion, a free special offer and a brief author bio. Marcy Kennedy explains each genre revealing its characteristics and differences between them, highlights the most important subgenres, quotes other literary sources and gives some examples of famous books belonging to a certain category.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this guide because I learned something new in each chapter about the genres I love, but also about those I’m not a fan of. The book is short yet informative, easy to follow, coherent and well-structured. Though Fiction Genres is a good starting point for aspiring writers, it’s not enough. If you want to dive deeper into a certain genre, read books in your category and do a thorough research.
Most recent customer reviews
Still good to have in your writers toolbox.
Written in concise clear English and organized .