Hi all. I have been writing a ton of stories lately (I think twenty in the last three months, which is a record for me since I usually make excuses not to write or not finish a story). I get an idea, and start with some planning and such, but for some reason, my stories never seem to fit into a genre particularly well. I've tried writing thrillers, horror, humor, suspense, but I cannot seem to achieve the tone or feel that characterizes these genres. Maybe I don't really know what they are! Any suggestions for how to fit into a genre and write something that is obviously one kind or story or another? And more important, does a story need to be classified as a certain type, or can it just be a good story without aligning itself to any particular theme or genre? Thanks!