Nonfiction’s Big Genre Silos

So, I’m going to storygrid The Tipping Point. Where do I start?

The first thing I want to do is define the broadest, but most specific (I know that sounds contradictory, but hang in there, I’ll explain) genre category I can for Gladwell’s masterwork.

Remember that Genres are those things that tell the audience what to expect. So by understanding the global Genre that the writer strictly abided, I’ll be able to jimmy a screwdriver into the top of his book and pry it open.

After my decades in the business, here’s mine own personal break down of nonfiction. Again I’ve cobbled my Nonfiction thinking in much the same way I did with my Fiction Genre theory…through dint of reading a ton of books and basically sorting them into di