Fiction Writing Made Easy

How to Choose the Best Genre for Your Story

March 17, 2020 Episode 2
Fiction Writing Made Easy
How to Choose the Best Genre for Your Story
Show Notes

In this episode, we're going to talk about genre -- specifically how to choose the primary (or global) genre for your story. Here's a quick overview of what we talk about in this episode:

  • [01:30] What's the difference between commercial genres and content genres (aka the reader's genre and the writer's genre)? And why you should care about BOTH.
  • [05:00] What's the difference between plot-driven stories and character-driven stories? And what are the 12 content genres?
  • [07:00] A special note for science fiction and fantasy authors (if you're writing speculative fiction, you don't want to miss this!)
  • [08:45] Why you need to choose one primary genre for your story -- and how this can actually make the writing, editing, and publishing process SO MUCH EASIER.
  • [09:45] 5 questions to help you choose the main genre for your story. 
  • [17:30] Once you've identified your story's global genre, what's next? Here's a preview of how your story's genre can help you write a stronger first draft.
  • [20:30] Key points and episode recap.

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