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.
Fiction that blurs the line between commercial and literary
- It’s literary fiction with commercial potential.
- Tackle commercial themes in a fresh, well-constructed way.
- Include universal themes everyone can relate to.
- The aim should be thoughtful, accessible to real life.
- It should be appropriate for book club discussions.
- Women’s fiction often is included in this category.
- Think: Character-driven plots.
- Make sure the storyline appeals to mainstream fiction readers while the depth appeals to literary fiction readers.
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- Jodi Picoult’s books
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Siebold
- Michael Chabon’s books.
- The Passage by Justin Cronin
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
- The Magus by John Fowles
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.