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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.


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2005-06-29 [-deleted-]: :O erm .. well .. yeah, don't bother

2005-06-29 [Veltzeh]: Hm, maybe we should add the already existing genres and their descriptions too...

2005-06-30 [Veltzeh]: Wouldn't saga and epic be nearly the same, or at least similar?

2005-06-30 [Shanra]: Similar, but while a saga focusses on one family epic spans whole countries. TLoTR is epic, but it's not a saga. At least, that's how the descriptions seem to me. I'm still trying to shake the meaning of a similar Dutch words. ^_^;;

2005-06-30 [Janouk]: I know about the Darren Shan saga though, which isn't exactly about a family, more about one person...

2005-06-30 [-deleted-]: I'd agree with Janouk - Sagas are normally on a smaller basis then an epic i.e. a family like Shanra said.

2005-08-11 [-deleted-]: Font, do you think it is time to suggest any of these to hedda?

2005-08-11 [Font]: I already have, but he is busy with hardware and moving.

2005-08-11 [-deleted-]: Oh right, thanks. :)

2005-08-11 [-deleted-]: Veltzeh, could you just clarify what a 'travel' novel would be? Or give an example?

2005-08-11 [Font]: Doesn't necessarily have to be a novel, it could be a travel guide.

2005-08-11 [Veltzeh]: Well, I can, but I didn't put that there so maybe you shouldn't ask from me... Well, I'd think it could be like a journal that you make when you travel. It could be fiction or non-fiction as far as I care.

2005-08-11 [-deleted-]: Oh okay I get you both - I was just curious how you define travel.

2005-08-11 [Veltzeh]: Oh hey. I think that the 23rd choice (Play) should be in the "style" category and not the "genre" category. Can we have a separate Possible Styles wiki someplace? X)

2005-08-11 [Font]: Is writing a play, a form of style?

2005-08-11 [Veltzeh]: It's as much a style as novel, short story and poetry, at least... that's what I was talking about.

2005-08-11 [Font]: A play is as much a non-narrative genre as an essay

2005-08-11 [Veltzeh]: Ah, yeah. That too could be put into the "style" category thing, I guess. Will we be able to make suggestions for those, too?

2005-08-11 [Font]: yea sure! ^_^ I would like to see this list narrowed down a bit too. So perhaps style could be created with : novel, poetry, short, play, essay etc

2005-08-11 [Veltzeh]: Yep, sounds good :) So, who will make the wiki and so on?

2005-08-11 [Font]: If no one else volunteers I will :P

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