NaNoWriMo: Which genre will you choose?

DP #26: Two Sentence stories

Like six-words stories, the focus is on brevity. Here’s a sample!

I woke up to hear knocking on glass. At first, I thought it was the window until I heard it come from the mirror again.

Now try writing your own. Feel free to write several.

Take five minutes.

Something to consider when you begin writing your novel is the genre you’ll be writing in.

In the context of writing, the word genre is a reference to a type of writing which has unique characteristics in regards to narrative elements such as setting, plot, character, and theme (just to name a few).

Brainstorm as many genres as you can think of and write them in your notebooks. Then, identify the following on your list:

* your favorite genre to READ

* your favorite genre to WRITE

* genres you’ve never read or written

Be prepared to discuss.

 

Here is an additional list of genres: 35 Genres

 


Let’s play around with genre for a bit. Write down the following sentence:

A man walked down the street.

 

Rewrite this sentence as the first line of a mystery.


Rewrite this sentence as the first line of a sci fi. 


Rewrite this sentence as the first line of a romance.


Rewrite this sentence as the first line of a comedy.


Rewrite this sentence as the first line of a historical fiction.


Rewrite this sentence as the first line of a fantasy.


Rewrite this sentence as the first line of a realistic fiction.

 

In preparation for NaNoWriMo (you’re signing up officially in the lab tomorrow!), let’s look at pages 43-45 in your workbooks. There, you will find survival tips, a contract, and a calendar.

To help you figure out what your word count should be, use this helpful guide.

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