Since I also participate in the Fantastic Friday Writers blog, I’ve decided to use the topic they chose to blog about for my G post in the A-Z blog challenge. Isn’t it great they chose Genre, which fits perfectly into today’s slot? :D Luck me!
Most of my books fall under the Romance genre, though they could also be classified under Fantasy and Paranormal. Sub-genres seem countless when you get down to listing them. But below are a few of the main divisions for fiction books.
Mysteries focus on a crime, usually murder. The action tends to center on a cunning detective-type to solve the crime. And the climax usually occurs near the end, where the mystery is solved. The solution, complete with surprises, is shared with the characters and reader.
In romance novels, you have elements of fantasy, love, adventure, and a heroic lover overcoming odds to be with his true love.
Science fiction/Fantasy novels depict distant worlds and futuristic technologies that whirl readers far away from the here and now and yet provoke contemplation of contemporary issues.
In Suspense and Thrillers, a writer's objective is to deliver a story with sustained tension, surprise, and a constant sense of impending doom that propels the reader forward.
Westerns are about life on America's post Civil War western frontier and usually involve conflicts between cowboys and outlaws, cowboys and Native Americans, or Easterners and Westerners.
Young Adult includes any type of novel with a protagonist in the 12 to 16 age range that speaks to the concerns of teenagers.
What is your favorite genre to read/write? Any suggestions of great reads? If you’ve written a book, feel free to mention it here and where we can find it.
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