The word “genre” — fine in and of itself. BUT, for a storyteller (that would be me) it’s a source of frustration. You see, I write short stories (sometimes VERY short stories) that address many genres. Problem is — since the decline of newspapers and magazines there are few avenues for publication. Many of the literary greats got their start with this format and using their resultant acclaim went on the bigger (better?) things.
Now however, in the internet age it is extremely difficult to find readers amidst the tsunami of electronic formats — all of which need to be addressed by “genre”.
Sooo…if you’re on a budget (that would be me again) it’s an overwhelming challenge. Add to that the myriad choices for entertainment that exist today…well, you get the point.