I recently created a course on prewriting for my Master's degree. I thought it would be a good thing to share with the rest of you. I'll spend the next six Wednesdays showing the course unit by unit, starting with a video, then an outline and finally some practice activities.
The first part is about selecting a genre.
Know Your Genre
Genre = the category your writing falls into. Bookstores, reviewers and sellers separate books by genre to help readers. A genre tells you what kind of conflict you will have and how it will likely be resolved.