Nerine Dorman laments that best of SFF lists often exclude many female writers, and suggests a range of other names to read
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.
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.
Successful romance novelists offer many insights into how to write love stories that hook readers. Read 7 quotes that give insights into telling great love stories:
Writing romance is perennially popular, and romance novels continue to sell in great numbers. Learn how to write a romance novel and avoid clichés in your love story ideas, themes and characters. Start with these 9 romance writing tips: