Today is the Grand Finale of our Journey Through the Genres. The last five genres to peruse are:
Historical: This genre offers readers events and fictional characters that occur within a historical setting. Some authors even include real people that interact with the fictional characters.
Humor: This genre’s goal is entertainment. However, it should also convey an underlying concept.
Realism: These stories are true to life or sometimes may simply be “inspired” by real events. (Example: The TV series Law and Order.)
Short Stories: This type of story may fit into any number of genres, but is so short that there is only one plot—no sub-plots.
Westerns: These stories take place in the Old West, usually in the late 1800s or early 1900s. They may include the other genres of romance, suspense, and/or realism.
So, that’s it. We’ve covered quite a bit these past five or six weeks. It is always good to refresh our memories as to what genres are available to us. Why not try writing a scene in several different genres? It may not only be fun, but you may be inspired to see what writing a longer version might lead to…