Today’s blog post features author, K.G. Watson. Ken is the author of a large number of books in our collection, and there’s no sign of him slowing down! He writes everything from historical fiction (Duty’s Son, Duty’s Daughter, Duty’s Dad) to non-fiction (Acts of Remembrance, a first-hand account of WW2 through the lived experience of a young girl in Holland during the war) and has written books that centre around real-life challenges such as ageing, homelessness, and the endurance of the human spirit (To Give and Receive with Grace, Life Supports, Stitch in Time etc.) You can find all of his titles on Amazon! Not only is Ken a published author many times over, he’s also an accomplished Opera Chorus singer, blacksmith, and genealogist. Ken has even narrated his own book, Duty’s Son, which will be available on Audible Audiobooks through Amazon soon! Check out his info below:
Tag: historical fiction
July 3, 2019- This is a really cool graph about travel that will serve our historical fiction writers well! If there are any vessels that you are unsure about, Google them to find out more information and the time periods in which they were used. Remember, just because you’re writing fiction, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be credible in your research. Happy writing! X LLB
All About Fiction Genres!
May 30, 2018- Let’s talk about fiction genre descriptions; there are a number of fiction genres, so I am going to take a couple of minutes to describe a few of them pretty briefly.
Action/Adventure: Action is key, there’s a quest, jungles, deserts, and mountain ranges make ideal settings. Usually geared towards a male audience.
Historical Fiction: A story that is fiction set in a real time in history. Involves political/social events of the time.
Mystery: Everything gets explained at the END of the story. A modern mystery contains a character’s struggle, psychological obstacles, and motivation.
Psych Thriller: A story that explores the “WHY” something happened. This genre focuses on character’s motivations, feelings, and mental activities. This genre also creates feelings of excitement or suspense. Psych Thrillers are usually based on illegal activities, sex, and violence. It’s a kill or be killed type of situation for the characters involved.
Glitz: Usually feature wealthy characters who are high profile career persons,and are set in exotic/metropolitan locations, e.g. NYC, Hollywood, etc.
Erotica: Graphic descriptions of character’s sex lives.
RomCom: Romantic comedies are usually in the author’s voice or the voice of the main character. Comedy is intertwined and the main character has a love interest that may cause them hilarious problems. At the end, they live happily ever after.
Of course, there are so many more genres and sub-genres, when it comes to fiction, that I couldn’t possibly cover them all in one post! Which genre are you currently reading/writing? Sound off in the comments below.