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The Genre Writing Challenge
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Description:
Monthly writing challenge - try a new genre!
As of today, the genrechallenge is closed. It's been months since we posted a new genre and longer since we had the time to properly maintain the community. Thank you, everyone, for joining and contributing. It was a delight to watch as skills developed and stories unfolded.

Best of luck to you all!

Welcome to


This is a community which challenges any and all comers to write outside their comfort zone by trying their hand at writing within multiple genres. Have you noticed yet that you tend to write almost exclusively Fantasy? Can't get through a story without throwing a whole ton of smut in? Challenge yourself to try!

The Basics:
1. On the first of the month, I'll post that month's Genre of choice
2. You have one month to write a complete story within the Genre (minimum of only 1000 words!)
3. When it's finished, post it to the community for feedback.

Please read the Rules Page! The rules are quite simple but you will be expected to follow them!





Current Genre:



Archived Submissions
May 2010 - Military SciFi
April 2010 - Script
March 2010 - Chick Lit

February 2010 - Paranormal Romance
January 2010 - Utopia
December 2009 - Autobiography
November 2009 - Finish What You Started
October 2009 - Mystery
September 2009 - Any Previous Genre
August 2009 - Bildungsroman (Coming-of-age)
July 2009 - Period
June 2009 - Monster
May 2009 - Space Opera
April 2009 - Cliches
March 2009 - High Fantasy

February 2009 - Any Previous Genre
January 2009 - Sword & Sorcery
December 2008 - Time Travel
November 2008 - First Chapter
October 2008 - Dark Comedy
September 2008 - Swashbuckler
August 2008 - Alternate History
July 2008 - Biography/Memoir
June 2008 - Letter/Journal Fiction
May 2008 - Child Fiction
April 2008 - Satire/Parody
March 2008 - Science Fiction

February 2008 - Superhero
January 2008 - Fictional Autobiography
December 2007 - Action/Adventure
November 2007 - Poetry
October 2007 - Horror
September 2007 - Humor
August 2007 - Western
July 2007 - Fanfiction
June 2007 - Fiction
May 2007 - Spy Fiction
April 2007 - Mixed Genres
March 2007 - Fantasy


Still to come
Alien Abduction
Alien Invasion
Autobiography
Chick Lit
Children’s
Cloak & Dagger
Crime
Cyberpunk
Disaster
Dystopian
Erotica
Essay
Fairy Tale
Feghoot/Shaggy dog
Feminist
Fictional Biography
First Contact
Fish-Out-of-Water
Gay/Lesbian
Historical
Intercultural Relations
Jidaigeki
Medical Drama
Melodrama
Military
Military Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Obituary
Oration
Parable
Parallel Universe
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Comedy
Script
Slipstream
Southern
Steampunk
Tragedy
Urban Fantasy
Utopian
Wuxia
Young Adult


Each Genre will be crossed out after it's been a monthly Genre of choice. If you know
of a Genre that's not listed above, please email the moderator metafrantic and suggest it.

If you get stuck and can't think of what to write, try perusing the Plot Bunny Thread for an idea.

Happy writing!

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AFFILIATES:

all_unwritten is a place for writers to post their writing and get feedback from other writers.
Very open and with a large membership, so plenty of feedback to be had! (Not genre specific)

creativefantasy is a place for original fantasy writers to find people to beta read their
stories. It is also for sharing writing tips, writing articles and general writing information, along
with discussions about various aspects of writing (plot, dialogue, characters, world-building, etc.).

genrebetas is a writer/beta reader networking community.

ink_twist, a writing prompt comm. 7 prompts are posted each week. Moderators leave feedback,
so at least some constructive criticism guaranteed for all posts!

linebyline: Every day a new line is posted, and you have to write some prose
(from a drabble up) which includes the line in context.

promptdujour "Fighting Writer's Block one day at a time". Daily creative prompts every day.

thingsunwritten is a fic exchange community, but for original fiction.


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