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"Genre is a French term derived from the Latin genus, generis, meaning "type", "sort" or "kind." It designates the literary form or type into which works are classified according to what they have in common, either in their formal structures or in their treatment of subject matter, or both."
http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/genres

Remember - Sub-Genres are classifications used to help categorize a novel in the marketplace, or to assist readers in finding similar books in styles they already enjoy. However, many authors will happily combine two or more sub-genre styles within the one plot. As these cross-genre books become more popular, this creates sub-categories within sub-genres.



Fantasy Sub-Genres
by Lee Masterson
In recent times, the term 'fantasy', when regarded as part of an individual genre, generally brings to mind tales of dragons and castles and knights in shining armor - but in truth, the genre as a whole encompasses so much more.

Horror Sub-Genres
by Paula Guran
From H.P Lovecraft to Stephen King, horror is still a popular genre and growing. The broad term 'horror' covers only the trunk of the tree, but there are many, many branches, called sub-genres, that also fall into this classification.

Romance Sub-Genres
by Lee Masterson
The Romance Genre has broken off into so many separate branches that several distinct sub-genres were formed to cater to the varying tastes of discerning women.

Science Fiction Sub-Genres
by Lee Masterson

In recent times, science fiction has evolved from the 'pulp-futuristic' tale, into a whole unique genre. The broad term 'science fiction' covers only the trunk of the tree, but there are many, many branches, called sub-genres, that also fall into this classification.



 














   
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