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 find that too 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 three times, will be writing genres.
a story about danger that involves females
- The girl protagonist goes on an epic journey, usually geographically.
- The story can cover a wide range of eras and subject but the central figure must be a girl–YA or MA or even younger but female.
- The story is plot-oriented. Action is most important. The character must be enticing, interesting, and grow but the plot is most important.
- The female protagonist must be a hero, someone competent and strong that readers to aspire to become. Don’t be afraid to include foibles that she must overcome.
- The pace should be brisk, the aura exciting.
- Don’t get bogged down in excessive detail, ponderous dialogue, or pretzeled emotions.
The linked books were recommended by readers (I considered not including my books but they actually fit this genre nicely):
- Any of the Amanda Travels by Darlene Foster
- Born in a Treacherous Time by Jacqui Murray
- Champion Trilogy by Tyrean Martinson
- Crossroads–by Jacqui Murray; my trilogy (Survival of the Fittest, Quest for Home, Against All Odds)
- Liftoff by Tyrean Martinson
- Maggie’s Revenge by Jacqui Biggar
- Pip’s adventures (three of them) by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
- Plunge: One Woman’s Pursuit of a Life Less Ordinary by Liesbet Collaert
- Snow White and the Civil War: Part 1 by Cathleen Townsend
BTW: If the book you’ve written fits into any of these genres, let me know in the comments and I’ll include you, the book title, and where to purchase it.
More G Genres:
Jacqui Murray is the author of the Man vs. Nature saga, and the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers as well as the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She has written 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, Summer 2021.