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How to Choose a Genre for Your Book

Select the Perfect Vehicle for Your Story

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Are you drawn to certain types of books—romances, mysteries, maybe literary fiction? If you find yourself reading mostly in one book genre, you might assume that is the genre you should write in as well. But what if selecting an unfamiliar genre rockets your writing to new heights? This exciting, interactive, and multimedia module offers a guide for choosing the genre that best fits the story you need to tell.


Your Instructor


Jess Lourey
Jess Lourey

Jessica (Jess) Lourey teaches, travels, and writes about secrets.

She's the Amazon Charts bestselling Lefty, Agatha, and Anthony-nominated author of nonfiction, YA adventure, magical realism, suspense, and thrillers. Jess is a tenured professor of writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a Psychology Today blogger, a leader of writing retreats, and a TEDx presenter. Check out her TEDx Talk to discover the surprising inspiration behind May Day, her first published novel. In addition to her online courses, she teaches face-to-face writing workshops for all and leads transformative writing retreats for women.

When not traveling, reading, writing, or hanging out with her family, you can find her dreaming of her next story. You can find out more about Jess on her website and by signing up for her newsletter.


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