How To Figure Out What Genre To Write In

Ask yourself these 3 simple questions.

1. Are you writing the truth?

Robert McKee is a screenwriting guru that film companies like Pixar call when they have problems with their scripts. He’s also the author of the popular book every writer should read: Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting.

2. What books are in your library?

One morning, I got frustrated with the manuscript for my thriller and ripped it up. I was nowhere near the end.

3. Are you mindful of your influences?

Conflicting advice alert!

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