A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post every day except Sundays during the month of April on a thematic topic–nothing else. This year, I’ll be covering writing genres.
This is a collective genre that spotlights literature produced by, about, and/or for the LGBT community, involves characters, plot lines, and/or themes portraying LGBTQ behavior
- Avoid stereotypes.
- Whether your book is in the LGBTQ genre depends upon who the audience is, not who the characters are.
- Use the story to explore gay relationships or issues.
- Gay characters should have prominent roles.
- The book should look at the world from a gay perspective.
- Angels in America by Tony Kushner
- At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill
- Breakfast on Pluto by Patrick McCabe
- The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal
- City of Night by John Rechy
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima
- Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
- Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
- Valencia by Michelle Tea
More L Genres:
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, is scheduled for May 2017. Click to follow its progress.