Scriptwriting Tip 1

SCMM WRITERS TIP SHEETS

GENRE

The genre with very often define your story. It exists and works because fundamentally it tells us what emotion we can expect to feel while we experience a certain story. As a writer it is important to understand your genre(s).

Genre Type Gives Audience

Comedy: Laughter & Humour
Horror: Fear
Action: Excitement & Danger, leading to Elation & Triumph
Thriller: Excitement & Suspense
Psychological Thriller: Uncertainty & Anticipation
Science Fiction, Superheroes, Fantasy & Religious Stories
Awe & Wonder (often Exotic)
Drama Concern (for better or worse) for other people & what will happen to them.
Mystery Confusion & Revelation
Crime Fascination with how others can do the unthinkable
Romance Love & Affection
These can of course be blended & often have the most success

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