writing: Types of writing
acrosticsapologiaarticleautobiographybelles-lettresliterary works, esp essays and poetry, valued for their aesthetic rather than their informative or moral content biographybloggingcalligraphycauseriean informal talk or conversational piece of writing citizen journalismcomedythe genre of drama represented by works of this type cryptographdialecticdisputation or debate, esp intended to resolve differences between two views rather than to establish one of them as true diarydissertationdramathe art of the writing and production of plays elegypoetry or a poem written in elegiac couplets or stanzas encomiuma formal expression of praise; eulogy; panegyric epitaphepithalamium or epithalamioneroticaessayeulogya formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or thing, esp a person who has recently died fan fiction or fanficfiction written around previously established characters invented by other authors fansubfantasyliterature having a large fantasy content farcea broadly humorous play based on the exploitation of improbable situations fictionliterary works invented by the imagination, such as novels or short stories glossarygonzo journalismhagiographythe writing of the lives of the saints historya play that depicts or is based on historical events historiographythe writing of history homilymoralizing talk or writing journalismlexicographythe process or profession of writing or compiling dictionaries librettolyricmemoirsmicrobloggingmiscellanya miscellaneous collection of essays, poems, etc, by different authors in one volume nanopublishingan inexpensive form of online publishing that uses blogging as a model to reach a specific audience nonfictionwriting dealing with facts and events rather than imaginative narration novelan extended work in prose, either fictitious or partly so, dealing with character, action, thought, etc, esp in the form of a story novella(formerly) a short narrative tale, esp a popular story having a moral or satirical point, such as those in Boccaccio's Decameron parodyplaya dramatic composition written for performance by actors on a stage, on television, etc; drama podcastingpoetrythe art or craft of writing verse pornographywritings, pictures, films, etc, designed to stimulate sexual excitement prosespoken or written language as in ordinary usage, distinguished from poetry by its lack of a marked metrical structure radio playa play written for broadcasting on radio reviewa critical assessment of a book, film, play, concert, etc, esp one printed in a newspaper or periodical rhapsodyromancea narrative in verse or prose, written in a vernacular language in the Middle Ages, dealing with strange and exciting adventures of chivalrous heroes sagaany of several medieval prose narratives written in Iceland and recounting the exploits of a hero or a family satirea novel, play, entertainment, etc, in which topical issues, folly, or evil are held up to scorn by means of ridicule and irony screenplaythe script for a film, including instructions for sets and camera work script writing sermonshort fictionshort storya prose narrative of shorter length than the novel, esp one that concentrates on a single theme storya narration of a chain of events told or written in prose or verse teleplaya play written for television tragedy(esp in classical and Renaissance drama) a play in which the protagonist, usually a man of importance and outstanding personal qualities, falls to disaster through the combination of a personal failing and circumstances with which he cannot deal tweetvloggingvodcasting ▷ See writing
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