- Diane Robina
What Karen Wiesner writes about today's topic:
While you don't want to lock in your genre too early (stories evolve in unpredictable ways), get started with genre specification. For now, list all the genres this story could fit into.
For a quick review of genre, check out these earlier Nano Writer posts:
Genre part 2 - Retread or Subversion?
Back in May, we looked at Nano Writers' genre preferences which showed a strong interest in speculative fiction. What will you be writing this November?
Poll #1383 Name that GenreOpen to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 19
What Genre Will Your Novel Be This Year?View Answers
Horror & Thriller
Mystery & Suspense
Religious, Spiritual & New Age
Satire, Humor & Parody
Young Adult & Youth
My novel this time around will be mostly fantasy with a dash of sci-fi and a generous sprinkling of mystery/thriller. Or at least that's my "working" genre(s)!
Next week, we'll be accepting submissions for the Cover Up! contest! I can't wait to see what everyone's put together! Until then Nano Writer, keep writing!
Also a quick note: the NaNoWriMo website has been reset so previous links to the forums won't work. But on the positive side, the forums are all shiny and new and everything seems to be working great!