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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].
 
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].
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=The Genres forum=
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==Forum Description==
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"If you have a story that doesn't fit in one of our subforums, this is your home! Countless genres, subgenres, and crossovers combined. Whether you're not sure or need to find your fellows, this is your home! Formerly "Other Genres," this forum has been renamed to fit its expanded purpose." (September 2019-present)
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==Topics and Threads==
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* A [[sticky post]] for identifying your genre
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==Moderators==
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===Present===
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* [[Heather Dudley]] (September 2019-present)
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* The global [[moderator]]s (September 2019-present)
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===Past===
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See the above list of global moderators for any past moderators
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==External Links==
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* [https://forums.nanowrimo.org/c/genres/13/none NaNoWriMo's Genres Forum (with subforums filtered out)]
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== Current NaNoWriMo Genre Lounges ==
 
== Current NaNoWriMo Genre Lounges ==

Revision as of 19:49, 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].

The Genres forum

Forum Description

"If you have a story that doesn't fit in one of our subforums, this is your home! Countless genres, subgenres, and crossovers combined. Whether you're not sure or need to find your fellows, this is your home! Formerly "Other Genres," this forum has been renamed to fit its expanded purpose." (September 2019-present)

Topics and Threads

Moderators

Present

Past

See the above list of global moderators for any past moderators

External Links


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