Supermash and The Art of the Hybrid-Genre

Daniel Green
Jul 1 · 6 min read
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Supermash’s overworld is a video game store

Supermash doesn’t design games a person would. The mashes can be: Good, Weird, Unbalanced, Incredibly Hard, Super Easy. The fun comes from finding and saving the games and rising to the challenge to overcome seemingly unbeatable mashes.”

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The Reality anchored reader: Even when reading works of fiction, this reader seeks real-life experiences through the written word. No flying unicorns, no glittery vampires, no magic wielding creatures. Just life unfolding in its realistic layers whether it’s drama, romance or comedy.

The Fantasy anchored reader: This reader is looking for a way out of real-life, wanting nothing more than to escape in a world where nothing is impossible: supernatural creatures, life on other planets, worlds hidden in plain sight.

Esther Rabbit — Writing Cross-Genre Novels: Trends, Marketing & Insights

* Recognize your primary genre-and use it as your compass. Let your primary genre give your story structure, and you’ll have a strong foundation upon which to build.

* Draw on your strengths as a writer, regardless of genre. Write what you love, and write it with an eye toward entertaining your reader.

* Create characters that defy genre conventions. If you were to extract your main character from the novel and set them down in an entirely different situation, would the reader still care what happens to them?

Michelle Richmond — How to Write & Sell a Cross-Genre Novel


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Prompt Night

Prompt Night is ​a podcast about writing prompts. Each episode, Daniel Green & Rhys Davies-Santibanez present 3 news headlines, stories, or quirky tales that caught their eye, debate them & choose which prompt the other person must write an article about. These are the articles.

Daniel Green

Written by

Lighting Designer, Aspiring Writer & Digital Doodler. Socially Distanced @ https://digitalgyoza.com/

Prompt Night

Prompt Night is ​a podcast about writing prompts. Each episode, Daniel Green & Rhys Davies-Santibanez present 3 news headlines, stories, or quirky tales that caught their eye, debate them & choose which prompt the other person must write an article about. These are the articles.

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