Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Writing Genres

We all know there are different genres in writing. Even people that don't write know that! You walk into a store or library and ask for a book, half of the time their going to ask you for it's genre.

Now my question, for anyone that happens upon my blog, is the following:

What is your favorite genre in Reading?

Here's my answer, in order my favored genres are:

  1. Fantasy
  2. Young Adult
  3. Mythology
  4. Science Fiction
  5. Historical Fiction

Now please feel free to comment your answer to me! I'd love to know what your favorite Reading genre is!

Now i have another question along the same lines.

What is your Writing genre?

Again mine are listed below in order from greatest to least.

  1. Fantasy
  2. Young Adult
  3. Science Fiction
  4. Romance
  5. Historical Fiction

Please do tell me what your favored Writing genre is!

Isn't it strange how my reading and writing genre's differ a bit? Are yours the same way? I think it is highly interesting. I also find sub-genre's interesting.

For example, my novel, Black Rose Chronicles, is, mainly, a fantasy novel, but it's sub-genres are:





Do you know about sub-genre's? There are so many out there that i do doubt i could list them all!

If you know about them and your writing a novel, why not tell me what your sub-genre is? I'd be very thankful to know!

I am always interested in knowing what my fellow writers are doing. I want to become a part of the society, the family, of the publishing world.

We may be able to do it alone, but together it's all the better!


Eric said...

Nice post. To answer your question, my reading genres are:

1. Horror/Thriller
2. Sci-Fi
3. Fantasy

My writing genre is something I am still figuring out. I actually enjoy other genres in reading, but I didn't want to list them because I have no idea how they would be categorized. For example, I like histories (fiction or nonfiction), so is that historical fiction or just literary fiction? Genre is one aspect of writing I am truly weak at.

Angela N. Tharp said...


Thank you for answering me! Your reading genre's are truly interesting! Horror/Thriller novels {or short stories in the case of authors such as Edgar Allen Poe} are fabulous! my number 6 I'm sure!

As for your wonder over the historical topics; it would be historical fiction or literary fiction depending on what it is about, but if it's an account of History, no false details, I believe it then becomes just History. Though I am not positive!

I, myself, am no the best with genres either. It wasn't until recently that I figured out what my novel's genre was {though I'm still debating it} so I understand what you mean when you say that.