1. Daniel

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors Founder Staff

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    A Note on this Forum

    Discussion in 'By the Genre' started by Daniel, Oct 19, 2013.

    This new "By the Genre" forum is for genre development; that is, the discussion of how to write specific genres, how to develop specific genre elements, and how to use specific techniques within a genre. This forum is not for writing questions or discussions that are not genre-specific.

    For example: if you're looking for help on how to write effective dialogue specifically to develop your characters, that belongs in the character development forum. If you're trying to develop a character for your romance novel, and you're struggling with building romantic tension or emotional interpersonal relationships through your dialogue, then that belongs in this forum, marked with the Romance prefix.

    Non-genre-development threads - such as genre discussion or genre news - are allowed as long as they are relevant to a specific genre.

    I've wanted to add genre-specific forums here for a while. The limited feedback I've gotten suggests there is some interest, and the use of the erotica workshop discussion forum seems to have been well-received. I've held off because I wasn't sure if WF could support a forum for each genre, so I decided to give this a test run. Instead of a forum for each genre, each genre has a thread prefix. In time, genre's that are popular will get their own sub-forum for better organization.

    Any questions, comments, criticism, or ideas are all welcome in this thread.
     
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  2. Daniel

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors Founder Staff

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    Also, for those of you wonder, erotica has it's own sub-forum because we are enforcing a 17+ age requirement to view threads in that forum.
     
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    jazzabel Agent Provocateur Contributor

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    Pretty cool idea Daniel, I like it :)
     
  4. Uberwatch

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    Science Fiction sub-forum please?
     
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  5. Daniel

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors Founder Staff

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    Once there are a reasonable amount of sci-fi threads in this main forum we can create a sci-fi forum. Just need to make sure there's enough demand for it.

    For now threads on any genre can be made in this main parent "By the Genre" forum.
     
  6. auntiebetty

    auntiebetty Senior Member

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    I am interested in exploring paranormal conventions. I see books on how to write sci fi and fantasy but not paranormal.
     
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    It would great to have a forum for horror, including the supernatural and weird fiction (Lovecraft style). It seems to me that this genre is quite unique in that the methods to produce good supernatural horror require slightly different 'rules'. For example, ambiguity is often a vital part of the best supernatural horror, but tends to be less acceptable in other genres. And also it usually relies on intensity of feeling and climax to make it successful.
     
  8. auntiebetty

    auntiebetty Senior Member

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    I am encouraged to write a short story, max 4,500 words, for a 2019 anthology theme ladies who kill. I have a premise, a location, and some characters. My broad plot outline has one female killer who murders three women over a short period. I do not know how to build the arc(s), plot points, etc. would this genre forum help?
     
  9. big soft moose

    big soft moose An Admoostrator Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    you'd be better off in the short story section of by writing form
     
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    auntiebetty Senior Member

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    Thank you Moose.
     
  11. big soft moose

    big soft moose An Admoostrator Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    isnt that a slightly weird position as the author of a fiction book ? - I'm assuming the events described in 'the first impression' didnt really happen ?
     
  12. David K. Thomasson

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    Sorry, I meant "general fiction."
     
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    There are so many ”genre benders.”
     

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