As a literature and writing major in college, I sometimes found myself bombarded by the current craze of the critics, literary fiction. As I tell inquisitive friends and family, literary fiction tends to be all-character-no-plot fiction, based in the real world and harnessing the power of the ordinary to bring it up to the extraordinary. … More How to Write Award-Winning Literary Fiction (Parody)
The literary community and the general public seem to be split down the middle when it comes to genres, and as writers we’re stuck in the middle. Your college professors might have lectured on the importance of avoiding genres if you want your writing to be taken seriously… but your non-writing friends can’t wait to … More Genres: Good? Bad? Neither?