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How Do You Choose Your Story’s Genre?

By on July 11, 2019 in Genre, Podcasts, Tools with 8 Comments


Podcats-Option 7Finding your genre can help you write your movie or novel, but how do you decide which genre is the right one? With women’s soccer in the news, Naomi Beaty takes a close look at Bend It Like Beckham to help you take a closer look at your story idea. What makes a specific genre a good fit for your tale? Here’s a pod”cats” to help you discover the way to a world-class script!


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Naomi Beaty

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About the Author: Naomi Beaty, a screenwriter and script reader in Los Angeles, teaches our online beat sheet screenwriting workshops, our in-person weekend intensive workshops, and hosts our STC! podcasts. Visit her online home for additional screenwriting articles and resources. .

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  1. Victor Wood says:

    Thanks for the info.

  2. Benjamin Wayne Rigsby says:

    I think you nailed it. This is a spectacular story. I couldn’t help but like it because of the stalwart friendship and that she is an amazingly beautiful girl, as most all of them are,with their beautiful dark complexion and that dazzling smile. My favorite part was when her father chose to go against tradition and support his little girl’s wishes, as any proud papa would.

    • Naomi says:

      The story is simple, but powerful because it’s so relatable! And yes, that father-daughter story moved me too. Thanks for listening, Benjamin!

  3. Joe Simard says:


    Do you offer a service assisting in determining the most appropriate genre for a concept?

  4. STEPHANE says:

    If anything – and I guess that’s one of the goals – your podcast made me go back to the STC genres and got me spending more time in BS’s world. So congrats.

    • Naomi says:

      Hey Stephane! Thanks for listening and hope the re-visit of the genres was helpful. I do think exploring the features and elements of your story’s shape can help you develop it, even if you already know what genre it lives in. 🙂 Happy writing!

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