“. . . only a few books have actually created whole new genres.”
I’ve been trying to dig into my friends’ imaginations to come up with names for new genres for fictional works, but so far nothing has come to their minds. With that in mind, I am restricted to my own creativity. Consider yourselves warned.
Non-action adventure: When the only adventure is the unlikely snowstorm blowing across the acrid plains.
Sniffing detective: When you can smell a good story on the jacket, but never find one.
Literary fantasy: When the entire book is the mindless ramblings of a writer’s one demented brain cell.
Horrific fiction: The kind of writing no publishing house will ever pick up. You can find a lot of this on poetry forums.
Mysterance: When the writer started out with a mystery and then found she had nothing after page forty, so she turned it into a romance.
Romatrance: When a romance is riddled with the staring at: lips, cleavage, piercing blue eyes, and other things that put readers into a trance-like stupor.
Engineered fiction: What happens when left-brained writers try to write fiction.
Western-Southern: When it’s all about who’s cooking the ribs at the shootout.
Literaslumber: Page after page of descriptive writing and not much else.
Chocolatica: Writing that causes the reader to revel in the sensual pleasures of eating chocolate.
Please feel free to add to this. If I get enough input, I might even send a book to the winner. 🙂
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