Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Genres

What am I learning about writing lately?

One thing I'm learning is that the possibilites of what types of writing I can pursue are as endless as the subjects about which I can write. Sometimes thinking about all the things I could write and submit is a bit like walking down the cereal aisle of the grocery store. It's overwhelming--especially when you're hungry.

I need to focus on narrowing my focus. I need to choose a few types of things I can write and learn how to write them well. Does that apply to you, too, Dear Writer/Reader?

Here are a few "explanations" of various book genres from which we can choose:

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-different-book-genres.htm

http://classiclit.about.com/od/genrescategories/By_Genre.htm [a long, detailed list]

http://www.underdown.org/genres.htm  [Children's books genres]

http://www.write4kids.com/colum44.html [More on children's books genres]

http://www.gcms.k12.il.us/gcmsel/lynnet/literary_genres.htm [Literary genres]

And then there are magazines to write for, and Sunday School curriucul and take-home papers. There are non-fiction books and magazines, manuals, standarized tests, how-to books, book reviews.

And the opportunities go on, and on, and on...

1 comment:

Linda A. said...

Jean,

This is a great post full of information on different genres. I can't wait to take a look at some of the articles listed. You have uncovered some real treasures here. Thanks!