Suspense writing examples by psychological suspense, mystery and thriller authors show how to create anxious anticipation and a page-turner. Learn a useful skill for any genre.
Category: Writing Genres
Fantasy is one of the most popular genres due to the wish, wonder, and surprise that fills this speculative fiction genre. Learn more and find helpful worldbuilding templates in this fantasy writing guide.
Writing love stories is a meaningful way to explore all the stages of human relationships. Read the difference between love stories and genre romance, hallmark features of stories with romantic elements, and more.
Guest contributor Neil Chase shares tips to write a murder mystery that captivates readers and keeps them guessing.
Understanding how to write a thriller – the role of pacing, tension and suspense – will help you tell a story that has readers obsessively turning pages.
Young adult fiction, also known as YA, is a very popular fiction category. Learn how to write YA fiction that is age-appropriate and inclusive.
These tips on writing science fiction from essays and interviews with sci-fi authors will help you develop your speculative fiction writing craft.
What is literary fiction? Literary fiction explores subtleties and complexities of language, theme and symbolism and tends to be character-driven rather than plot driven. Read a definition plus tips on how to develop literary writing style:
What is a cozy mystery? How does this mystery subgenre differ from other mystery types? What can you learn from Agatha Christie and more recent mystery bestsellers? Find out.