Jeanette O'Hagan kicked off 2019 with an excellent roundup of all our previous posts.
We then moved into some exploring more genres in fiction, from well-known Westerns to newer genres like slipstream.
Jessica Kate discussed romantic comedy—the history, some writing tips, and recommendations of her favourite Christian rom-com authors.
Amanda Deed and Jeanette O'Hagan discussed fairytale retellings, which can fall into the romance genre (because every good fairytale ends with a wedding) but also have elements of fantasy.
Christine Dillon discussed women's fiction—issues-based fiction that's not just for women (and which may or may not have a romantic thread).
Roger Norris-Green discussed his prolific career writing Westerns, where the hero is a good man (or a man who is changing for the better), who treats women properly, and who always gets the girl.
Jeanette O'Hagan explored the history of dystopian fiction, and current trends in the genre in the Christian and general markets (and it's interesting how even general market dystopian often has a religious underpinning).
David Rawlings introduced us to slipstream, an elusive mix of fantasy and literary fiction, set mostly in world we know, but introducing speculative elements.
We then moved into nonfiction.Anusha Atukorala shared an excellent post on writing devotionals, with plenty of links to some great resources.
Cecily Patterson discussed why she loves reading memoir, types of memoirs, and three tips for those writing memoir.
David Malcolm Bennett discussed writing biography, a genre that appeals to him because of his love of history.
We're currently discussing what we'll cover in 2020.
Quick LinksMeanwhile, here are quick links to all our genre posts:
Why Genre Matters by Iola Goulton
Genre and Marketing by Iola Goulton
Collaborative Writing by Jeanette O'Hagan
FictionShort fiction: flash fiction to novellas by Jeanette O'Hagan
Biblical Fiction by Susan Preston
Dystopian by Jeanette O'Hagan
Fantasy: Secondary World and Portal Fantasy by Jeanette O'Hagan
Fantasy: Steampunk and Gaslight by Alison Stegert
Mystery and Suspense: Introduction by Virginia Smith
Mystery: Crime Mystery
Romance by Iola Goulton
Romance: Novellas and novelettes by Narelle Atkins
Romance: Regency and Historical romance by Carolyn Miller
Romance: Rural and Medical Romance by Nicki Edwards
Romance: Romantic Comedy by Jessica Kate
Romance: Fairytale retellings by Amanda Deed and Jeanette O'Hagan
Speculative Fiction by Iola Goulton
Science Fiction: Space Opera by Adam David Collings
Supernatural Fiction by Ian Acheson
Suspense: Writing Tips by Sandra Orchard
Westerns by Roger Norris-Green
Women's fiction by Christine Dillon
NonfictionCreative Nonfiction by Nola Passmore
Biography by David Bennett
Memoir by Cecily Patterson
Poetry: Introduction by Valerie Volk
Poetry: Free verse and Verse novels by Jeanette O'Hagan
Devotionals by Anusha Atukorala
Books by Age RangePicture Books and Chapter Books by Penny Reeve
Young Adult Fiction by Cecily Patterson
New Adult Fiction by Jeanette O'Hagan