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Genre Mapping

I’m not sure what genre I’m trying to write. My first explanation led professors to call it a “novel in stories.” Upon further discussion, I think I have managed to totally confuse us all. Thus, I drew a map.

Maybe this is just a normal novel with many narrators. Maybe it is more novel-in-stories than I thought. Maybe it is a hybrid.

I suppose I shall just write and see where it takes me. Part of me likes the idea of a slightly more disjointed book. That way, I could jump time and note it by time stamps or alluding to national events rather than a flowery paragraph of how everything has changed and an oh, isn’t it dramatic?. The characters could show the changes for themselves in how they act, interact, and react.

Lots to think about, and probably lots more to pray about.


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