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 found that way to busy 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, is writing genres.
a subgenre of adventure fiction or science fiction and focuses on fictional underground settings,
- Because this genre is influenced by the Hollow Earth concepts, incorporate those into the story.
- Focus on life either at the center of the Earth or well below the surface.
- These are first, adventure stories. It just so happens that the setting is well beneath the planet’s surface.
- The science should be accurate and where it differs from reality must be believable enough to satisfy readers. This genre isn’t fantasy.
- Because this genre is fiction about science, incorporate that often and in detail. Readers will look for that.
- Because of #4 and #5, spend sufficient time researching what you’re writing. If you don’t like research, this isn’t your genre.
- The plot should be fast and prominent.
- Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
- Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach (a book but originally an opera)
- Divine Comedy–Dante’s poem, Inferno
- Subterranean by James Rollins
- The Lightning Stones by Jack DuBrul
- The City of Ember by Jean DuPrau
- At Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs
- Tam, Son of the Tiger by Otis Adelbert Kline
- Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth by Max McCoy
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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 Man vs. Nature saga, and the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers. 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, Laws of Nature Fall 2021. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning