Genre tips / writing

#AtoZChallenge–Theme Reveal!

Once again, I have joined the 2020 writer’s blog hop called A to Z Challenge

–but with a twist. Normally, I post 2-3 times a week. This is a good schedule for myself and readers. A to Z requires six posts a week–double my norm! When I followed the rules a few years ago, it seemed to bury my regular readers with far more articles than they could read. So although I am joining #AtoZ, I’ll spread the 26 posts out over months (not one month). I’m thinking 1-2 articles a month.

Which I’ve already started, last April. I’m about half way through the alphabet but I’ll repost my A genre on April 1st, just to get things started.

Now for my theme reveal:


..a genre for every letter of the alphabet. I’ll include:


Writing tips

Popular books in the genre

I’ve done this the last three years. The truth is, there are just too many genres. For example, in the past, in the F genre, I’ve covered:

This year, I’ll add Fractured Fairy Tales. That’s my F topic this year. I skipped the genres I did in 2017 A to Z Challenge and 2018 A to Z Challenge. As a result, many of this year’s genres were new to me (like Kunstlerroman–who knew?). I’m amazed how much I learned researching for this blog hop.

Here are the genres I started covering last year and will continue in this year’s challenge. Links won’t work until the article is published, so be patient. I’ve noted which aren’t yet published but that–of course–will change at a rate of about one per month:

American Realism

B Bildungsroman

C Chicklit

Digital Storytelling

Early American

F Fractured Fairy Tales

G Genre fiction

High Fantasy

I   Islamic Fiction


K Kunstlerroman 

L Lyrical Prose

M Microfiction

Native American

Owner’s Manual   

P  Prose–not yet published

Quick Fiction--not yet published

R Regionalism–not yet published

S  Satire–not yet published

T Treatises–not yet published

U sUbterranean Fiction–not yet published

Varsity Novel –not yet published

Web Serials  –not yet published

Xistentialist fiction–not yet published

YA Contemporary Adventure –not yet published

Z  Zine (ezine)—-not yet published

OK. See you April 1st!


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. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Against All Odds, Summer 2020.

53 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge–Theme Reveal!

  1. Hi Jacqui – well done for sticking with what you’ve been doing … I enjoy looking at the various genres and trying to get my head round them! I’ll be there and probably will join – cheers Hilary

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  2. Congratulations! You’re way ahead of the game. I like you aren’t following the rules because you’re right, Too much info for readers. I did A-Z 2018 I think. It becomes a frenzy and I felt like I shorted the topic because of the pressure to get one done every day. But, I wonder. Did you make up some of those genres??? LOL…New to me. Have fun with it. Looking forward to April 1.

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    • I don’t do it the right way so don’t be afraid to visit, that I will inundate you with posts. We all have others things to think about this time of year.

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    • I confess to including subgenres but it is amazing how we’ve categorized reading well beyond what used to be ten main genres.


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