I'll list and briefly explain the ten genres, and then I'll let you know what I picked. As I can see it so far, this all just might help the rewrite of the book. There's nothing like having a guide on what to focus on as you write your book.
- Monster in the House - is exactly what it says. Someone or something is a monster in a confined area and it simply must be defeated.
- Golden Fleece - is the hero taking to the road in search of whatever and finds himself instead.
- Out of the Bottle - the bottle being something akin to a genie's bottle leading toward the granting of some sort of normally out-of-reach wish.
- Dude with a Problem - is like it says. An ordinary dude who is suddenly face with an extraordinary problem.
- Rite of Passage - is when life throws your average dude a brick, but that's life, now deal with it. How that is accomplished is the story.
- Buddy Love - is two people who hate each other at first but end up loving each other in some way. Yeah, this is every love story in the works, but it's more than that.
- Whydunit - This is more than just your average mystery. It's why. Why did they do what they did? But it's also the agony of putting all the pieces together.
- The Fool Triumphant - is the underdog triumphing against the egotistical big guy.
- Institutionalized - is very group-oriented type story.
- Superhero - is far more than the comic book-type story that might first come to mind. It is also about the very rich or very smart needing to deal with the average people he needs to deal with.
At some point, I might narrow that down, but it is what it is so far. I'm learning.