Exploring Genres

S8E9 – The Non-Fiction Genre

Writing nonfiction means I tell people’s stories for them, not because they’re special but because we all are. – Jo Deurbrouck

S8 Bonus – The Hero’s Journey

It’s like in the great stories Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened. But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something. That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for. – The Lord of the Rings

S8E8 – The Horror Genre

Bad writing usually arises from a stubborn refusal to tell stories about what people actually do― to face the fact, let us say, that murderers sometimes help old ladies cross the street. – Stephen King

S8E5 – The Mystery Genre

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions. – Agatha Christie

S8E2 – The Science Fiction Genre

“God created dinosaurs. God destroyed dinosaurs. God created Man. Man destroyed God. Man created dinosaurs.”
“Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.” – Michael Crichton

S8E1 – The Fantasy Genre

This is going to take a while. I’m a fantasy author. We have trouble with the concept of brevity. – Brandon Sanderson