Words & Genres for February ’17 Battles

 

In preparation for February’s battles, here are the theme words and genres. We’re looking forward to enjoying your stories!

February 7th

  • THEME WORD: Adore
  • GENRE: Historical Fiction
    • Historical fiction – story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting

February 14th

  • THEME WORD: Cowboy
  • GENRE:  Realistic Fiction

February 21st

  • THEME WORD: Shine
  • GENRE: Folklore
    • Folklore – the songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of a people or “folk” as handed down by word of mouth

February 28th

  • THEME WORD: Melody
  • GENRE: Historical Fiction
    • Historical fiction – story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting
      • Some jump-off ideas:
        • Regency
        • Medieval
        • Greco-Roman
        • Incan/Aztec
        • War (e.g. WWI, Cold War, 100 Years War, etc)
        • You-pick Century (B.C. (B.C.E.) or A.D. (C.E.))
        • You-pick Geographical (continent/country)
        • Influential people in history
        • One of your own ancestors
    • SUGGESTED Subcategory: Western  – set in the American Old West frontier and typically set in the late eighteenth to late nineteenth century

Write a(n approximately) 1000 word or less story using this theme word and genre. And post it to your blog on Tuesday with a link (use this short link if that helps: http://wp.me/p7rsge-cB) back to this post!

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