Category Archives: Genre

Writing Historical Fiction, or “Holy Cow, This is Harder Than it Looks!”

So you’ve decided to write a historical fiction novel. You enjoy writing, and you adore history, so combining your two loves is a natural step. But before you take that leap into the past, there are a few things you might want to think about… What are you bringing to the table? As most historical … Continue reading Writing Historical Fiction, or “Holy Cow, This is Harder Than it Looks!”

Top 10 Signs You May Be A Literary Writer (For Those of Us Who Are Genre Confused)

You’re writing a book and all of your hundreds of readers want to know. “What’s it about?” And you, gather them around you, adjust your cravat, look over your half moon glasses that are pretentiously hanging from a gold chain around your neck and you say, “I’m not really sure.” Why can’t you explain? It’s … Continue reading Top 10 Signs You May Be A Literary Writer (For Those of Us Who Are Genre Confused)

What’s Your Real Genre? (A Silly Quiz For Writers Who Don’t Take Themselves Too Seriously) by Katharine Grubb

Oh Genre! That beautiful French word that basically pigeon-holes authors into a particular type of writing. Some of us are romance writers, some are thriller writers, some specialize in Regency zombie mysteries that always contain a yummy recipe. Genres are important simply because readers need to know what to expect from you. Agents like genres … Continue reading What’s Your Real Genre? (A Silly Quiz For Writers Who Don’t Take Themselves Too Seriously) by Katharine Grubb

Creating Beautiful Words — Scifaiku! A Guest Post By Wendy Van Camp

One Friday afternoon, I was sitting on a bench at a local science fiction convention with little to do for the next few hours.  I learned that there was to be a workshop on how to write scifaiku poetry. I had never heard of scifaiku before and was intrigued by the idea. I ended up … Continue reading Creating Beautiful Words — Scifaiku! A Guest Post By Wendy Van Camp