Genres are categories of fiction such as romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and historical. There are subgenres within genres, and to find your genre or subgenre is to find your niche.
Fiction Length Categories
Articles in this subcategory examine how to write to certain fiction-length categories such as short story, novella, and novel.
Gay Romance Genre Fiction
The gay romance genre is a subset of the romance fiction genre with its own unique conventions. It tends to be more sexually explicit than the male-female type of romance novel.
Know the Unwritten Rules of Your Genre
In order to write successfully in a certain genre, you must know the unwritten rules – in short, what the readers in that genre want to see. This is overlooked by countless writers who either jump eagerly into a specific genre without researching it first, or knowingly try to break the rules.
The Near-Death Experience of the Classic Western
There are three types of story in the western fiction genre. They are Classic, New, and Modern. Here is the near-death experience of the Classic Western at the hands of the Big Five Publishers of New York City, and its miraculous recovery.
What is a Classic Western
There are three types of story in the western fiction genre – what I call Classic, New, and Modern. "Classic" means a Wild West story with heroism.
What is a Modern Western
To understand what a Modern Western is, you must first realize what it is not. It is not historical. Gone is the setting that forms such a powerful foundation for both the Classic Western and the New Western novels.
What is a New Western Fiction Writing Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Fiction Writing Site Map
A New Western shares the same setting and themes as a Classic Western, but is likely to be more introspective, downbeat, anti-heroic, and morally ambiguous.
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