Hello Lovelies, and welcome back to the blog. I’ve been talking this year all about genre and about the major and minor genre categories that we see and can use as writers. We're coming to the end of the year and I wanted to give a giant recap of all the things I’ve taught about this year. If you are looking for a more in depth explanation, please search the blog for the specific post you are looking for, as all of these topics have been previously covered. Let’s get started.
Fairy Tale Genre
Hello Lovelies, and welcome to the blog. Last week I went over the difference between Fairy Tales and Fables, because they are very often lumped together, yet they are two separate folk tale subgenres. This week you will get individual posts that look at each more specifically, staring with Fairy Tales, and continuing next week into Fables.
Genre of Myth
Hello Lovelies, and welcome to the blog. Last week, we talked all about the difference between myths and legends, because they are very often lumped together, yet myths and legends are two separate folk tale subgenres. This week, I want to go more specifically into the genre of myth, and give you some examples of the hallmarks that make up a myth.
Tall Tale Genre
Hello Lovelies, and welcome to the blog. Last week,we talked all about the Folk Tale pillar of genre and I introduced you to the main subgenres within the Folk Tale category. As a reminder, Wikipedia defines a folktale or folk tale as “a folklore genre that typically consists of a story passed down from generation to generation orally.” This week, I want to talk specifically about Tall Tales, giving you some examples and some specific hallmarks of a Tall Tale.
The Folk Tale Genre
Hello Lovelies, and welcome to the blog. Last week, I gave you an introduction to the five main pillars of genre. Today we’re diving deep into the first pillar, talking all about the Folk Tale genre. I’ll also be giving you an introduction to the specific subgenres that folk tales encompass.
5 Pillars of Genre
Hello Lovelies, and welcome to the blog. Today I want to go over the five biggest genre categories that encompass nearly every book you will ever write. There are a few exceptions, but these main categories are considered the five pillars of genre. Genre is a tool that you can use at any stage of the writing process, not just at the marketing end, and these genre categories will be the basis of what I’m going to be talking about for the rest of the year. So let’s dive in.