Hello all. My question: how important is it to determine which genre/s your work/s fall into? I've never attempted to define my own writing through genre beyond the exceptionally vague label of "fantasy" because I feel like it stifles... something. The urge to explore, I guess; the freedom to explore the characters and settings without making them adhere to whatever might be expected of that genre. At the same time, those expectations could potentially become very useful in either inverting or subverting them, and knowing the plot's genre may help in building the plot around in. So... thoughts and opinions?