Writing Genres

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Writing Genres by Mind Map: Writing Genres

1. Persuasive

1.1. Writing to ask the listener to accept a certain position or viewpoint

2. Fiction

2.1. Short Stories

2.2. Literary Novels

2.2.1. Excellent Writing, Originality of Style

2.3. Screenplays

2.4. Commercial Fiction

2.4.1. Science Fiction

2.4.2. Romance

2.4.3. Mystery

2.4.4. Thriller

2.4.5. Western

2.4.6. Young Adult

3. Non-fiction

3.1. Creative Non-fiction, such as Memoir

3.1.1. Journaling

3.2. Autobiography

3.3. Essays

3.4. Screenplays

3.5. Almanac

3.6. Biography

3.7. Historical

3.8. Textbooks

3.9. User manuals

4. Poetry

4.1. Haiku

4.2. Limericks

4.3. Epics

4.4. Cinquian

4.5. Free verse

5. Journalism

5.1. Magazines

5.2. Newspapers

5.3. Journal Articles

5.4. TV Writing

6. Expository

6.1. Writing to convey information

7. Narrative

7.1. Personal story, either fiction or non-fiction