Genres of Fiction

Daily Prompt #22: Lifing a Line

Take a line you highlighted or underlined or starred in your notebooks from a couple of weeks ago. Make it the first line of a new piece and begin adding on to it.

Take five minutes.

Today, we’re going to talk about genre.

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.

 

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