Story Design One: What Genre Should I Write In? Premium class

Fiona Faith Ross, Passionate about Writing

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3 Videos (11m)
    • Story Design One Intro

      0:42
    • Story Design One Genre

      10:02
    • Thank You & Wrap

      0:05

About This Class

Do you have an idea for writing fiction or non-fiction, but you’re not sure how you want to tell it? Are you having trouble deciding what genre to write in? How should you construct your story? In this two-part class, I’ll give you a method for choosing both of these, so you can clarify your concept, create a solid structure and start your story with confidence. It's all about making the most of your Creativity.

Class One is about Genre

The genre is part of the “how” of your story, and gives it atmosphere and flavour.. In this short class, we’ll go through a thinking process that will help you identify and select the fiction or non-fiction genre for your story idea.

You will either choose a genre straight out, or short list a couple of candidates and experiment by outlining your story in them and picking the one that feels right.

What fiction or non-fiction genre should I choose? Short Answer: Follow your heart, but there’s more to it than that.

Whether you’re writing long or short fiction, a novel, novella or screenplay, your choice of genre is the most important one you can make, and you need to make it before you start writing. Choosing genre is like creating a frame for your creative writing. Get it right and your storytelling can sparkle and stand out above the rest.

Here’s what we’ll cover.

  1. What is genre and why it matters.
  2. Main genre classifications
  3. How do I choose the genre for my story?
  4. Should I write for the marketplace?
  5. How do I know I have all the ingredients for my genre piece?
  6. Summary and Wrap

Did you find this class helpful? Check out my new book Writing Fiction, on Amazon (all sites).

Class Cover Art by Alaricia on PeoplePerHour.

5 of 6 students recommendSee All

Some excellent advice here on genre.
David ✏ Ault

The Writer Teacher

Very well presented, with lots of information!
Paul Kruger

Hold on tight!!!

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Fiona Faith Ross

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About My Classes

My mission is to help you feel more confident about your writing. I'm not here to tell you whether your writing is "good" or "bad", but to help you conquer doubt, improve your creativity. 

My longer classes include practical advice and writing tools.

My shorter classes are about getting you to think, peel back the layers, think out of the box, and any other cliché you'd like to add. I want to help you sharpen your focus, strengthen your resolve and ask questions like "Why do they do it like this?", "What made this writer successful?" 

If you have a question you'd like answered in a class, please post it up in a discussion. 

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About Me

I'm an experienced web content writer, blogger, screenwriter and fiction writer. I love reading and writing, web technologies, media, travelling, and I adore the movies.

I hold a BSc in Technology (Open University) and a BSc in Information Technology (University of Reading, UK).

Publications: Far Out, a YA Fantasy (fiction), and Writing Fiction - What I wish I'd Known When I started (non fiction), both available on Amazon.

I co-wrote Gates of Hades the movie, currently in pre-production.

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