THOUGHTS ON WRITING: CHOOSING A GENRE
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'
- •The genre you write in determines the type of think-pieces your writing elicits
- •If you choose to write 'literary fiction' your story will elicit meandering think-pieces about what you're really trying to say
- •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
- •If you write 'non-fiction' you will elicit think-pieces about how stupid you are and how little you understand your subject.
- •If you write 'erotica' your story will not elicit many think-pieces but you will make some money
- •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
- •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?
- •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 economicsSuggested by @dudleyjoshua