Why Genre is Important When Writing a Novel

It is amusing how genre is one of the defining aspects of a novel. The novel and genre are so intrinsically linked. You cannot think of Lord of The Rings without thinking of fantasy, the Hunger Games with young adult or The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy without science fiction. But why is it so important to be categorised? Is it even necessary? Wouldn’t you rather be hip and say I have a romance infused-fantasy epic-exploration of space kind...


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