Note: this post was originally part of a writing series, and some comments may refer to that. Of all the writing advice I’ve ever given, people have probably appreciated this the most: understand the genres of books, and know where yours fits in.
When I first started figuring out how to write a novel, I didn’t consider genres at all. This was a big mistake. You always have a better chance of success if you begin with a clear vision in mind of what you want to accomplish.
This post is to help you think about where you would categorize your story, and to help you get more savvy about the genre of your choice.