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Category: Penstoppe

Penstoppe is a blog on freelance writing, creative writing, self-publishing, marketing, and related topics for crime fiction authors.

The Pitch

During my screenwriting workshop days, we spent a lot of time writing down a one-sentence story pitch on the board. Then our mentor, Nestor U. Torre, would comment if the pitch will sustain a film…


  When we say genre, the first thing that comes into our minds is category. True, genres are categories of literary compositions. Each genre is determined by technique, tone, content, and even length. The criteria…