Writing is writing…
is something you might hear when the different styles and genres of this skill are part of a discussion. However, one thing is for sure, such a statement could only be made by a non-writer.
The fact is, there are many different types of writing, virtually all of which have their own distinct characteristics. Of course, it would be very difficult to cover all of these in a single post or even a series of posts. That being the case, I’ll delve into the differences between three genres below to give this bog’s readers an idea of what I’m talking about.
Let’s take these three:
Perhaps the easiest way to distinguish between them is to do so in a chart:
The bottom line
All types of writing are not created equal and involve a particular set of skills.