The Terrifying Subgenres of Horror

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Publishing Advice, Series | 2 Comments

Next up on our tour of literary genres is Horror. (Because of the plethora of subgenres Science Fiction features, I’ve decided to make it the finale of this series, so you’ll see it in about two more weeks.) A good Horror should unnerve, freak out and otherwise haunt you long after you finish it. Featuring […]

Distinguishing the Subgenres of General Fiction

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Publishing Advice, Series | One Comment

I know I promised you the subgenres of Science Fiction this week, but unforeseen schedule constraints meant that I had to postpone it. Again. But don’t worry, that behemoth of a post will surface before this series is done. I promise. Today, though, we’re going to tackle what’s known as “uncategorized fiction” or “General Fiction.” […]

Falling in Love With the Subgenres of Romance

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Publishing Advice, Series | No Comments

After the popularity of my post on the various subgenres of Fantasy, I decided it was unfair to leave authors of the other common genres in the dark. Categorizing your work is one of the most difficult parts of the process, and it’s easy to see why authors struggle. So if I can help by […]

Dark and Urban and Contemporary, Oh My! (Defining Fantasy Subgenres)

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Publishing Advice, Series | No Comments

I remember, back in the day, (nothing makes you feel old like starting a sentence with “back in the day”) Fantasy and Sci-fi were commonly known by only two genre names– Fantasy and Sci-fi. OK, maybe that’s not 100% accurate. There were probably a few subgenres, but those only really mattered if you were inside […]

How to Write Martial Arts Fight Scenes

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Writing Advice | No Comments

Fight scenes. Whether live action or written, they can be such a pain to pull off, falling all too easily into the realm of cheesy. You know the ones I mean; we’ve all seen and read them– fight scenes where the creator was more focused on what looks cool and/or badass, and less so on […]