The A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post 26 articles on a themed topic. It’s supposed to be every day except Sundays during the month of April but I did this last year, found it way to busy for the likes of me, and decided to post mine ‘about’ once a month. Yes, it’ll take me a couple of years. Sigh.
My topic, like the last two times I did the conventional approach, will be writing genres.
a narrative about an artist’s growth to maturity; an important subtype of Bildungsroma
- The main character must be an artist who experiences some form of moral development.
- The story’s main thrust is the character’s growth.
- Your main character should look for answers to his questions through different experiences.
- The story features a conflict between the main character and society.
- Think ‘apprenticeship’ when writing this story.
- The story usually ends with an arrogant rejection of the commonplace life.
- The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
- Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
- The Apprenticeship of Wilhelm Meister by Goethe
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
- Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann
- An Imaginary Life by David Malouf
- Franz Sternbald’s Wanderings by Ludwig Tieck
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Martin Eden by Jack London
- The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
More K 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, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, The Quest for Home, September 2019. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning