G is for Genre

Posted by Janie Sullivan on June 16, 2014 in Fiction Writing, General Writing, Non-Fiction Writing, Writing Life |

Fiction writers sometimes write a specific type or category of writing. This category is called the genre. Genre writers choose a category like historical fiction, science fiction, crime, romance, fantasy, or mystery for their work. Some writers stay within the genre for all their work, others write in a multiple of genres. One genre, made […]

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Five Tips for Writing Collaboratively

Posted by Janie Sullivan on July 23, 2013 in Fiction Writing, General Writing, Non-Fiction Writing, Writing Life, Writing Tips |

Choose the right writing partner. This only makes sense. If you are thinking about writing a YA novel, the person you are writing with should have at least a passing interest in YA fiction. Actually more than a passing interest. Talk about the genre you are exploring with your potential writing partner. Do you share […]

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Center for Writing Excellence Announces New Contest!

Posted by Janie Sullivan on January 31, 2012 in General Writing, Writing Contests, Writing Life |

When I started the Fiction in Five Contest almost two years ago, I did not dream it would become as popular as it has, yet remain a somewhat small, intimate contest. The addition of critiques to the contest was a huge hit, and there has been quite a following of loyal writers in the contest […]

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