Tag: genres


Interviews

Diva Interview: Author Z. B. Heller   I thought a good interview series would be talking to different authors who write in a variety genres. Romance, mystery, coming of age, sci-fi, horror, etc. The Divas work primarily with independent authors, so there is a large pool to interview from. Today’s interview we’re talking to Z. B. Heller. She writes women’s fiction/literature but it’s largely humor...

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Articles / On Genre

Divas on Genre: Mystery Fiction   Contemporary mystery fiction is also known as crime fiction or detective fiction and has earned the moniker of “the whodunit.” It’s a relatively new genre, having developed over the last two hundred years in direct correlation with increased levels of organized police forces. Early mysteries, such as The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe (1841) and The...

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On Genre / Special

Young Adult Fiction isn’t just for young adults anymore. But to be honest, was it ever? An estimated fifty-five percent of all YA books are sold to readers over the age of eighteen. With the popularity of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, and Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy (to name a few), more and...

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On Genre

Chick lit. The genre I never knew that I loved. Like romance, chick lit is a character driven genre. It’s all about the people and the journey. These are stories about women that we know—in fact women that we are or were. The women in these stories are familiar to us. They are our next door neighbors, our sisters-in-law, our bosses, or our best friends....

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On Genre / Special

Divas On Genre: Erotica We’re starting up a new series on the blog all about genres. The series will post every Friday with one of the Divas showcasing a different genre each week. To kick off this new series with a bang (pun intended), today we’re discussing erotica. Merriam-Webster says: Erotica is works of art or literature that deals with sex and is meant to cause...

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Writing Exercises

Writing Exercise: Write Outside Your Comfort Zone. It’s no secret that it’s hard to write outside your comfort zone, but to actually do it can be very beneficial. For example, if you typically write contemporary romance, trying your hand at an historical romance can teach you a thing or two about research or differing character development.  You don’t have to go full turbo and start...

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