Genre Blending

What’s your favorite genre to read? What’s your favorite genre to write? That’s your comfort zone. Want to grow as a writer? Get out of your comfort zone. There is an unwritten rule that writers have to stay within the lines of only one genre. It’s an ancient marketing tip to gain a consistent fan base. However, with the internet expanding readers’ comfort zones, writers today have to keep up. The best tip I always give to my fellow writers is to try writing different genre. To start, write a short story in your favorite genre. Now write the same story in multiple other genres. You don’t have to be an expert in every genre, this is just an exercise. You may find a hidden talent in poetry or a new strength in fiction. You’ll never know if you don’t try. You have the power and the passion to create something new. Stop following trends and start making them! Genre blending is the way to break through the ranks. Make a horror story rhyme or combine an alternate reality with ours in an action story from a different time period. Drama and comedy blend together well, but you can blend any genre together. Spend some time exploring genre blending and see where it takes you. Dawn Zauner – Writing Expert For more writing tips, visit now! Facebook: @AuthorDawnZauner Instagram: @DawnZauner Twitter: @DawnZauner