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NANOWRIMO DAY 7 ‘G’ for Genres

Day 7 of NaNoWriMo

“So there’s nothing more provocative than taking a genre that everybody who’s cool hates – and then making it cool.” ~Lady Gaga

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Genre’s have branches on branches on branches with leaves  fluttering in all directions. I just listed a few of those genres.

The sky is the limit on types of Genre.

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  • Adventure
  • Chit lit
  • Classics
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Diaries
  • Dystopian
  • Family
  • Horror
  • Historical fiction
  • Mystery
  • Poetry
  • Paranormal
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Steampunk -is a sub-genre of science fiction
  • Verse novels
  • Ya –young Adult

“My theory on genre is that while there are people out there who believe that genre tells people what to read, actually I believe that genre exists as a marketing tool to tell you what to avoid.” ~Neil Gaiman

  • Middle-Grade
  • Women’s fiction
  • Afro-American
  • Christian
  • LGBT

“To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness” ~The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

The list of Genre’s has blown up.  Here are just a few of the ‘Humor’ genres:

  • Alternative comedy:
  • Anecdotal Comedy”
  • Anti-humor
  • Dark comedy
  • Blue comedy
  • Character Comedy
  • Cringe Comedy
  • Deadpan Comedy
  • Heritage Comedy
  • Improvisational comedy
  • Insult comedy (which nowadays can get you fired)
  • Mockumentary
  • Musical
  • Obersavational
  • On-line-joke
  • Physical
  • Prop
  • Sketch
  • Spook
  • Surreal
  • Satire
  • Word play

“But when I hear a great song, I can’t help but be inspired by it, regardless of whatever genre that song falls under.”~ Taylor Swift

Genre links -Here is a  few more

https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/rl/litrlgenres.asp

https://reelrundown.com/animation/Anime-Genre-List