Genre conventions

The Shining as a romcom: notes on genre conventions
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When I use examples to talk about writing craft, I really try to stick to books, TV and films that are aimed at a middle grade or YA audience, but…

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A guide to middle grade and YA genres and subgenres
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Middle grade and young adult aren’t genres, they’re audiences. If a reader, editor or agent asks what genre your novel is, they’re asking what type of story it is. Where…

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