Writing Techniques

Morsels of Mystery: List of Mystery Subgenres

The mystery genre is about forcing your audience to the edges of their seats by asking them to flex their brain to unravel the clues you've tangled together like Christmas lights or spread out like bread crumbs. But there is a wide array of mystery base plots that all have their own unique flavor. Mystery… Continue reading Morsels of Mystery: List of Mystery Subgenres

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Heaps of Horror: List of Horror Subgenres

Photo by Sašo Tušar on Unsplash Good horror is about more than making your reader afraid to walk through their house in the dark (though that’s fun, too). It’s about addressing the unknown, examining your worst fears, and grappling with the concept of death, all in the hopes of finding new perspective … and detoxing your system with… Continue reading Heaps of Horror: List of Horror Subgenres

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Flavors of Fantasy: List of Fantasy Subgenres

Fantasy is about making the impossible possible, and even commonplace, in a world that doesn't live by our rules. It is the ultimate escapism genre. But fantasy is a large genre. If you're writing or planning to write a fantasy novel, and you plan to submit to publishers, they're going to want to know where… Continue reading Flavors of Fantasy: List of Fantasy Subgenres