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Got a genre that is not on the list of choices? Then add it to the list here and we'll see if it's appropriate and then if so [Font] will put it towards [Hedda]. This page is ran by [-deleted-] so feel free to ask him anything.

New! Perhaps the best way to approach this would be to have a section where you could select either fictional or factual, then select genre, then target market.

So having Factual - travel, (which could be about Spain) would be noticeably different from Fictional - Travel (which could be about a made up land) then with the addition of target group you could extend the categorization of your work to: Fictional - Travel - Young Adult

To make this more logical I have removed the following genres.

removed genres: Non-fiction, Young Adult Fiction

Also Please vote at Genre Poll. Sorry to anyone who had listed their name as a supporter!


Feel free to add continuing the following format:

#. Genre type
Add its description here


Stories/poems that are about fights, exploding cars, airplane chases and so on.

A story/poem about sadness, angst and related feelings.

This genre is for writers who write about animals or with animal main characters.

This genre is for writers who write (fictional) biographies.

This genre is for writers who write modern or historic crime.

A story/poem that spans a very long period of time.

This genre is for writers who write essays.

This genre is for writers who write historical fiction.

Magical realism/Paranormal
Like realism, is about the real world and told realistically, but there are some supernatural things randomly involved.
Stories from the perspective of people from our world who see the world in a 'different way'

A story/poem that is making fun of something.

A story ment to be acted out, not written as usual.

This genre is for writers who write psychological novels (focus on the psychological effect on characters and/or readers).

Stories and poems that are about the real world, told in a realistic way.

A story of the different generations of one family.

Stream of consciousness
A writing of whatever it is that the writer is thinking sbout.
A literary technique that presents the thoughts and feelings of a character as they occur.

This genre is for writers who write travel stories.

A sad story/poem with a sad ending.

This genre is for people who write suspenseful stories. (thrillers)

Stories set in a 'perfect' world

This genre is for people who write war fiction.


Genre Poll

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2005-06-23 [Hedda]: Can I have a list of supporters on every suggestion? So that I know how many that actually are writing that.

2005-06-23 [Veltzeh]: So, we'll add our name after every suggestion?

2005-06-23 [Shanra]: Can't we add a short description of the genre as well in that case? Just so people know what WritersCo will decide falls under that category. I still think multiple options as compared to a drop-down menu is preferred. Especially with genres like "psychological thriller" (see, two for the price of one and you're stuck to one choice)

2005-06-24 [Hedda]: [Veltzeh]: Yes, please!

2005-06-24 [Veltzeh]: I agree with [Shanra] too. Multiple checkboxes might be better than a dropdown... I think we could include some of the warnings there too (like, sex, violence, drugs and so). Okay, another question, can we make a list of those who support them all? I'm too lazy to add my name to all of them ;)

2005-06-24 [-deleted-]: I'll make a new format for it now.

2005-06-24 [-deleted-]: Could anyone who added a particular genres add a description please?

2005-06-24 [Veltzeh]: The possessive form of "it" is "its"...

2005-06-24 [Font]: What are you talking about?

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