Annie On Writing

August 10, 2009

The Many Faces of Literary Genres

Filed under: Writing Tips — Annie Evett @ 2:17 pm
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I write flash fiction in response to the Friday Fiction Prompt at Write Anything – and publish the first draft over at Flash Fiction by Annie.  Something that I have set as a goal for myself is to write each week in a different genre and between you and I this is not only fun, challenging and frustrating – but it is allowing me to stretch those literaly muscle I have been slowly building up.

Its so easy – in many aspects of your life – to get stuck in a rut, set in your ways and classify yourself.. without even knowing it. I know this has been happening

I felt that if I did this, I may discover a new genre I am actually good at and enjoy writing – but for whatever reason, have not attempted it before.

I have copy and pasted a set of Literary genres from good old Wiki . I hope you are able to join my weekly on my quest to cross each one off.

How about you – have you tried writing in a different style or genre before?  What was the outcome?

* Autobiography, Memoir, Spiritual autobiography
* Biography
* Diaries and Journals
* Erotic literature
* Essay, Treatise
* Fable, Fairy tale, Folklore
* Fiction
o Adventure novel
o Comic novel
o Crime fiction
+ Detective fiction
o Fantasy
+ Alternate history
+ Bangsian fantasy
+ Comic fantasy
+ Contemporary fantasy
# Urban fantasy
+ Fairytale fantasy
+ Heroic fantasy
+ High fantasy
+ Historical fantasy
# Celtic fantasy
# Steampunk
# Wuxia
# Medieval fantasy
# Prehistoric fantasy
+ Juvenile fantasy
+ Low fantasy
+ Fantasy of manners
# Mythic fiction
+ Romantic fantasy
+ Science fantasy
# Planetary romance
# Sword and Planet
+ Superhero fantasy
+ Sword and sorcery
o Gawęda
o Gothic fiction
o Historical fiction
o Holocaust
o Horror
o Medical novel
o Microfiction
+ 55 Fiction
+ Drabble
+ Nanofiction
o Musical fiction
o Mystery fiction
o Philosophical novel
o Political fiction
o Romance novel
+ Historical romance
o Saga, Family Saga
o Satire
o Science fiction (for more details see Science fiction genre)
+ Cyberpunk
+ Soft science fiction
+ Hard science fiction
o Slave narrative
o Stream of consciousness
o Thriller
+ Conspiracy fiction
+ Legal thriller
+ Psychological thriller
+ Spy fiction/Political thriller
+ Medical Thriller
o Tragedy
o Urban fiction
* Short Story
* Thoughts, Proverbs

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  1. […] another challenge–to write in a different genre each week. I blogged about this challenge here and for a good four months, wrote a flash fiction piece in a different style each week. Some […]

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  2. […] another challenge – to write in a different genre each week. I blogged about this challenge here   and for a good four months, wrote a flash fiction piece in a different style each week. Some […]

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