Whenever I tell someone I want to write, I am always asked ‘what genre are you?’ I still can’t answer that question.
At school there were only 5 genres and you had to stick to one. Now there are many and you can mix and match. For example Sherlock Holmes was simply a mystery. Now it comes under crime/mystery/historical/thriller and possibly more.
If what I read influences my choice, then I am likely to write science fiction/thriller/historical/comedy/horror/romance. I can’t wait to see where the library will put it.
When someone does ask me, I currently give them a blank stare and say ‘um’ a lot. I may make up a ‘Mintish’ genre purely for use in the Bristol area. If Banksy can do it, why can’t I?