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The '''genre lounges''' are a part of the [[NaNoWriMo forums|NaNoWriMo]] and [[Script Frenzy forums]] that allow writers to gather with other novelists and scriptwriters of their genre.
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The '''Genres''' forum (formerly a forum category called '''genre lounges''') is a [[NaNoWriMo forums|NaNoWriMo forum]] and [[Script Frenzy forums]] that allow writers to gather with other writers of their genre.
  
 
When the [[NaNoWriMo]] forums were created in 2002 only one genre lounge existed, called "Me And My Genre". In 2003 genres were separated for the first time. The literary fiction, young adult, and mystery forums were formed and remain mostly unchanged to this day, as well as the forum for other genres. Spiritual and new age fiction also remains mostly unchanged, though novels that fall under the religious umbrella have been added to this forum. Fantasy, science fiction, and horror were assigned to the same forum, a move that caused much debate until their separation. Romance and erotic fiction suffered much debate until their separation.
 
When the [[NaNoWriMo]] forums were created in 2002 only one genre lounge existed, called "Me And My Genre". In 2003 genres were separated for the first time. The literary fiction, young adult, and mystery forums were formed and remain mostly unchanged to this day, as well as the forum for other genres. Spiritual and new age fiction also remains mostly unchanged, though novels that fall under the religious umbrella have been added to this forum. Fantasy, science fiction, and horror were assigned to the same forum, a move that caused much debate until their separation. Romance and erotic fiction suffered much debate until their separation.
  
In the case of [[Script Frenzy]], the genre lounges were born with the forums.
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From 2003 to 2018, an [[Other Genres]] forums existed for Wrimos writing outside of the genres with existing genre lounges. In September 2019, the Genres forum became a top-level forum instead of a container category, replacing the [[Other Genres]] forum. Its subforums correspond to each genre forum.
  
Lounges generally correspond to the genre drop down available in the Novel Info section of [[My NaNoWriMo]], but there may be a disparity, as the two modules are not linked. Genre lounges are not intended to be exhaustive.  New genres are rarely created, and only for the next season. It requires substantial overtaking of another genre forum before a new genre will be created.  
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Genre forums generally correspond to the genre drop down available in the Novel Info section of [[My NaNoWriMo]], but there may be a disparity, as the two modules are not linked. You can also write in your own genre when creating your NaNoWriMo project. Genre lounges are not intended to be exhaustive.  New genres are rarely created, and only for the next season. It requires substantial overtaking of another genre forum before a new genre will be created. However, [[Discourse]]'s tags make it possible to tag posts by genre or subgenre, as well as finding posts by tag.
  
 
There may be debate regarding the definition of a given genre. [[NaNoWriMo]] does not define genre for participants; rather, genre is chosen by the participants themselves. Participants may post in any forum they feel their thread fits, including genres outside of the one they have identified as their own.  Some forums are acknowledged as not being "genres", such as Young Adult and Fanfiction, but are given a genre forum as they are considered to have enough popularity and traffic to justify their forums.   
 
There may be debate regarding the definition of a given genre. [[NaNoWriMo]] does not define genre for participants; rather, genre is chosen by the participants themselves. Participants may post in any forum they feel their thread fits, including genres outside of the one they have identified as their own.  Some forums are acknowledged as not being "genres", such as Young Adult and Fanfiction, but are given a genre forum as they are considered to have enough popularity and traffic to justify their forums.   
  
Participants who are unsure of what genre their novel is may ask for other participants' help identifying the genre in the Other Genres forum, where an [http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/3699308 Identify your genre] thread is stickied.
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Participants who are unsure of their novel's genre may ask for other participants' help identifying the genre in the Genres forum[https://forums.nanowrimo.org/t/whats-my-genre/1438].
  
 
== Current NaNoWriMo Genre Lounges ==
 
== Current NaNoWriMo Genre Lounges ==
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=== Adventure===
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:''Full article: [[Adventure]]''
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===Erotic Fiction===
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:''Full article: [[Erotic Fiction]]''
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===Fanfiction===
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:''Full article: [[Fanfiction]]''
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===Fantasy===
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:''Full article: [[Fantasy]]''
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===Historical Fiction===
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:''Full article: [[Historical Fiction]]''
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===Horror & Supernatural===
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:''Full article: [[Horror & Supernatural]]''
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===LGBT+ Fiction===
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:''Full article: [[LGBT+ Fiction]]''
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===Literary Fiction===
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:''Full article: [[Literary Fiction]]''
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===Mystery & Thriller===
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:''Full article: [[Mystery & Thriller]]''
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===Realistic Fiction===
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:''Full article: [[Realistic Fiction]]''
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===Religious & Spiritual===
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:''Full article: [[Religious & Spiritual]]''
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===Romance===
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:''Full article: [[Romance]]''
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===Satire & Humor===
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:''Full article: [[Satire & Humor]]''
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===Science Fiction===
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:''Full article: [[Science Fiction]]''
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===Speculative Fiction===
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:''Full article: [[Speculative Fiction]]''
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===Women's Fiction===
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:''Full article: [[Women's Fiction]]''
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===YA, Middle Grade, & New Adult===
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:''Full article: [[YA, Middle Grade, & New Adult]]''
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==2018 Genre Lounges==
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Here are the genre lounges from 2018. This list is here to aid in updating the 2019 list, as some of the names have changed.
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=== Adventure===  
 
=== Adventure===  
 
:''Full article: [[Adventure]]''
 
:''Full article: [[Adventure]]''
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== Script Frenzy Genre Lounges ==
 
== Script Frenzy Genre Lounges ==
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In the case of [[Script Frenzy]], the genre lounges were born with the forums.
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* Action/Adventure/Epic/War
 
* Action/Adventure/Epic/War
 
* Comedy
 
* Comedy
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
* [http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forum_categories/150 NaNoWriMo's Genre Lounges]
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* [https://forums.nanowrimo.org/c/genres/13/none NaNoWriMo's Genres Forum (with subforums filtered out)]
 
* [http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/eng/forum/410 Script Frenzy's Genre Lounges]
 
* [http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/eng/forum/410 Script Frenzy's Genre Lounges]
  

Revision as of 17:43, 17 May 2020

The Genres forum (formerly a forum category called genre lounges) is a NaNoWriMo forum and Script Frenzy forums that allow writers to gather with other writers of their genre.

When the NaNoWriMo forums were created in 2002 only one genre lounge existed, called "Me And My Genre". In 2003 genres were separated for the first time. The literary fiction, young adult, and mystery forums were formed and remain mostly unchanged to this day, as well as the forum for other genres. Spiritual and new age fiction also remains mostly unchanged, though novels that fall under the religious umbrella have been added to this forum. Fantasy, science fiction, and horror were assigned to the same forum, a move that caused much debate until their separation. Romance and erotic fiction suffered much debate until their separation.

From 2003 to 2018, an Other Genres forums existed for Wrimos writing outside of the genres with existing genre lounges. In September 2019, the Genres forum became a top-level forum instead of a container category, replacing the Other Genres forum. Its subforums correspond to each genre forum.

Genre forums generally correspond to the genre drop down available in the Novel Info section of My NaNoWriMo, but there may be a disparity, as the two modules are not linked. You can also write in your own genre when creating your NaNoWriMo project. Genre lounges are not intended to be exhaustive. New genres are rarely created, and only for the next season. It requires substantial overtaking of another genre forum before a new genre will be created. However, Discourse's tags make it possible to tag posts by genre or subgenre, as well as finding posts by tag.

There may be debate regarding the definition of a given genre. NaNoWriMo does not define genre for participants; rather, genre is chosen by the participants themselves. Participants may post in any forum they feel their thread fits, including genres outside of the one they have identified as their own. Some forums are acknowledged as not being "genres", such as Young Adult and Fanfiction, but are given a genre forum as they are considered to have enough popularity and traffic to justify their forums.

Participants who are unsure of their novel's genre may ask for other participants' help identifying the genre in the Genres forum[1].

Current NaNoWriMo Genre Lounges

Adventure

Full article: Adventure

Erotic Fiction

Full article: Erotic Fiction

Fanfiction

Full article: Fanfiction

Fantasy

Full article: Fantasy

Historical Fiction

Full article: Historical Fiction

Horror & Supernatural

Full article: Horror & Supernatural

LGBT+ Fiction

Full article: LGBT+ Fiction

Literary Fiction

Full article: Literary Fiction

Mystery & Thriller

Full article: Mystery & Thriller

Realistic Fiction

Full article: Realistic Fiction

Religious & Spiritual

Full article: Religious & Spiritual

Romance

Full article: Romance

Satire & Humor

Full article: Satire & Humor

Science Fiction

Full article: Science Fiction

Speculative Fiction

Full article: Speculative Fiction

Women's Fiction

Full article: Women's Fiction

YA, Middle Grade, & New Adult

Full article: YA, Middle Grade, & New Adult

2018 Genre Lounges

Here are the genre lounges from 2018. This list is here to aid in updating the 2019 list, as some of the names have changed.

Adventure

Full article: Adventure

Erotic Fiction

Full article: Erotic Fiction

Fanfiction

Full article: Fanfiction

Fantasy

Full article: Fantasy

Historical Fiction

Full article: Historical Fiction

Horror & Supernatural

Full article: Horror & Supernatural

LGBT+ Fiction

Full article: LGBT+ Fiction

Literary Fiction

Full article: Literary Fiction

Mainstream & Realistic Fiction

Full article: Mainstream & Realistic Fiction

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense

Full article: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense

Other Genres

Full article: Other Genres

Religious, Spiritual, & New Age

Full article: Religious, Spiritual, & New Age

Romance

Full article: Romance

Satire, Humor, & Parody

Full article: Satire, Humor, & Parody

Science Fiction

Full article: Science Fiction

Women's Fiction

Full article: Women's Fiction

Young Adult & Children's Fiction

Full article: Young Adult & Children's Fiction


Script Frenzy Genre Lounges

In the case of Script Frenzy, the genre lounges were born with the forums.

  • Action/Adventure/Epic/War
  • Comedy
  • Crime/Gangster/Thriller/Mystery
  • Drama
  • Family/Teen
  • Musicals
  • Romance/Romantic Comedy
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Other Genres

External Links