Creating Genres

The Sandwich Board as Satire Genre

Who names the genres? How are genres created? Are we allowed to make new ones? The answers are we do, all different ways, and absolutely yes!

My husband shared this article with me. Forever interested in genres, it sparked my thinking about the genesis of genres:

The Hottest New Literary Genre Is ‘Doomer Lit’ (Stories about climate disaster have entertained us for years. Now, they’re getting more unforgiving and dire.)*

*there is a mention of 4 **** in the article which is dipped in clickbait sauce, and is a shame, because the rest of the article is excellent.

Invent your own:

Here are some of the standard genres: And yes, this Wikipedia article lists many genres and sub-genres.

Why You Should Create Your Own Genre

What are some of your favorite genres to read? Listen to? Watch? If you could build your perfect genre, what would it be?