forget genre what kind of story are you writing

Forget Genre: What Kind of Story Do You Want to Write?

Today, I’m guest posting over on Suite T: The Author’s Blog of Southern Writers Magazine, with the post Forget Genre: What Kind of Story Do You Want to Write? Here’s an excerpt:

When someone asks you what kind of story you’re writing, your answer is probably based on your book’s genre. Romance. Mystery. Fantasy. But genre is barely going to scratch the surface of your story.

Let’s say you want to write a fantasy. But fantasyland is a mighty big place. Just what roads within that genre do you want your story to travel? Epic fantasy, portal fantasy, steampunk, space opera, paranormal?

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forget genre what kind of story are you writing

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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.

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