Genre writing isn’t for everyone but, even if it’s only attempted as an exercise, it’s a great stimulator of the imagination. What’s better than genre? Sub-genre. What’s better than sub-genre? Two sub-genres mashed up!
So, this week’s exercise: Have a look at the suggested combination below:
Hit refresh a few times if you want another random combination. Then write 500 words or so of your chosen sub-genre mashup! Good luck and let me know how you get on!
A few notes:
- Am I missing some interesting sub-genres? Let me know and I’ll add them!
- Confused by some of the terms? Bamboozled by Wuxia Splatterpunk? Fear not! Either Google them or make them up, let nothing get in the way of your creativity!
- If you prefer, there’s an Excel version of the sub-genres.
- Advanced version: How about three sub-genres?