The core building block of Writelike is the snippet:

Heart beating in his throat, Harry opened his eyes. They were standing hand in hand in a snowy lane under a dark blue sky in which the night's first stars were already glimmering feebly. Cottages stood on either side of the narrow road, Christmas decorations twinkling in their windows. A short way ahead of them, a glow of golden streetlights indicated the centre of the village.

Snippets can be as short as a sentence fragment or as long as a couple of paragraphs.

(Writelike is not designed for long-form reading or writing.)

Genre is a tricky word.

In genre-based pedagogy, genre refers to classifications such as story, report, analysis and argument. These genres split into sub-genres such as narrative, recount, discussion, exposition and so on.

However, lay audiences use genre to categorise particular varieties of story, such as crime, fantasy, romance, and history.

This can get confusing for everyone, so in Writelike we use genre in the lay sense (crime, memoir, advertising) and refer to story, report, argument etc as text types