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Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Genre refers to the books that have some strong element in them that defines them as a particular type of book, such as fantasy, romance, or crime fiction. These types of novels have required tropes, and if the novel doesn't have those, it's not that genre. Readers expect to see those tropes and are disappointed if they're not there.

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