Questions tagged [categories]

This tag should be used for questions that deal with different kinds of categories, such as questions asking about certain genres or styles of writing, or questions that are trying to determine ways for finding certain categories of readers, agents or publishers.

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How to figure out what my target readers are?

I write something between fantasy and sci-fi. But if someone would ask me what age group, target group I'm writing for I wouldn't know how to reply. I feel that if a six year old couldn't be ...
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Immortal cultural themes [closed]

Several years ago I studied literature in a university. And I remember my lector told us about a book where author claims to describe all immortal themes, on which almost every fiction book, every ...
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How important is a BISAC Category?

I'm preparing my book for print-on-demand distribution with CreateSpace. As part of the process, I'm being asked to select a BISAC Category for my book. My book is a non-fiction book which covers a ...
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Using Genres and Tags in a writing website [closed]

I am helping a friend of mine create a story website. He says he wants Genre as well as Tags for his site. Implementing Genres is easy enough.- I can have a list like: - Romance - Horror - ...
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At what point can a story be considered “erotic”?

I would like to ask for any guidelines that could help to determine when a story can be considered "erotic". Is it based on the words, the number of scenes or on how detailed they are? Shortly, if I ...
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How to identify a scene type?

What are the main types in which a scene can be classified, and what are the key concepts for each type? I am thinking something along the following (guessing the descriptions): suspense - scene ...
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What is Literary Fiction?

I keep hearing about literary fiction, and how it is so much better than genre fiction. What exactly is literary fiction?