Writing Exercise 2: The Sub-Genre Mashup

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?


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