The MLA defines genre as 'a set of conventions designed to let your reader know if they'll like your story without having to read it'
  1. The genre you write in determines the type of think-pieces your writing elicits
  2. If you choose to write 'literary fiction' your story will elicit meandering think-pieces about what you're really trying to say
  3. If you write 'science fiction' your story will elicit passionate think-pieces about how your writing would be better if the author of the think-piece had written it instead
  4. If you write 'non-fiction' you will elicit think-pieces about how stupid you are and how little you understand your subject.
  5. If you write 'erotica' your story will not elicit many think-pieces but you will make some money
  6. If you write 'fantasy' the think pieces will be about either how your treatment of women is regressive or which of your female characters would be the most fun to bone
  7. If you write 'YA fiction' your story will get a movie deal and who cares what the think-pieces have to say at that point?
  8. If you write horror you will elicit thought pieces on how your story is a stand in for the Vietnam War or a hidden treatise on supply side economics
    Suggested by @dudleyjoshua