For this week’s edition of Blogging Insights, Tanya wants to know our thoughts on writing genres. I’ll do the best I can to answer her questions even though I’m not sure, other than fiction and non-fiction or poetry and prose, what writing genres vis-à-vis blogging really means. So with that in mind, here goes nothing.
1. What is your passion with regards writing genres?
I Googled writing genres and saw a bunch of articles with different lists of genres, but it seems many lists break them down into these categories for fiction: fantasy, science fiction, mystery, horror, thriller, romance, realism, satire, tragedy, and drama. And, no doubt there are myriad sub-genres within each of them.
And for non-fiction, the genres most often noted are: fashion, food, travel, music, lifestyle, sports, instructional, art, photography, technology, health, etc.
Bottom line, I’m not sure I have a particular passion about any specific writing genres.
2. What is your chosen genre?
For purposes of my blog, my chosen genre is “miscellaneous,” hence the title of my blog, “This, That, and the Other.” I write non-fiction posts when I’m venting about politics, religion, society, or activities of daily living. I write short — or flash — fiction when I’m responding to prompts or am in the mood to tell a story. And I mostly write prose because, when I do endeavor to write poetry, it’s really bad.
3. What is the genre you might like to write about but lack confidence to start?
When it comes to blogging, I don’t really lack confidence. An idea for a post pops into my head and I just start writing and see where it takes me.