Writing Up Wednesday #2: What Genre is Your Novel… or Does it Even Have One?

Writing Up Wednesday is a weekly writing link-up created by Lizzy @ The Bent Bookworm. This week the theme is “What genre is your novel… or does it even have one?”


My “shaman novel,” (currently code named flawless Cracked and Broken), is very… complicated. Teens are my target audience, but I think it could appeal to a certain kind of adult as well. My main characters are all between the ages of thirteen and seventeen for the most part, but the story does touch on some heavy issues like mental health and drug addictions, and it gets pretty darn dark in some places!
As far as a specific genre is concerned, I’m gonna call it a weird cross-over between fantasy, paranormal, and SciFi. It’s got magicians, shamans, demons, brownies, (the little pixie-like critters, not the chocolate things), goblins, ghosties, elementals, and all kinds of other things that inhabit the “Unseen”, which makes it super fantastical, but there’s also a giant plot twist that I am not going to tell you about that strays into the realm of SciFi. It’s kind of one of those crazy books that everybody sticks in a different genre but hopefully will appeal to several different audiences!

2 thoughts on “Writing Up Wednesday #2: What Genre is Your Novel… or Does it Even Have One?

  1. This sounds kind of like the Dresden Files series, by Jim Butcher! Except his are definitely adult, so not much crossover there.

    So glad you decided to participate! I had a brain lapse this week and forgot to add the link-up at the bottom of the post, but it’s there now if you want to add yours. 😉

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  2. It seems from your description that it’s YA Fantasy. Believe it or not age for your book is based more on the age of your protagonist more than the content.

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