Tag Archives: genres

Questions 643: Creating Genre

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Robert asks: “Are new genres created by innovative authors, marketing, social trends, or something else?”

Resources Mentioned:
Nancy Drew
The Hardy Boys
The Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
Tom Swift Jr.
Have Space Suit, Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein

Questions 381: Iterating Ideas Through Genre

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Chris asks: “How do I know if I’ve picked the right genre for a particular idea?”

Resources Mentioned

By His Bootstraps
All You Zombies
Predestination
Door Into Summer

Questions 212: Stretching Into New Genres (Writing Instruction Series 6)

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In this sixth installment in our miniseries on teaching students how to write, Rob asks:
“How do I get my students to expand their reading tastes so they can write in multiple genres?”

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Books Discussed:

Tales from the Twilight Zone by Rod Serling
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Lie Down with Lions by Ken Follett