So here's an idea Rook and I came up sometime last year while crafting japes at the expense of overdramatic abstractions in Tahereh Mafi's "Shatter Me." Why not make questionable or out-of-context descriptions into drinks?
When it comes to the obligatory romance sideplot of the average novel, I've sighed enough times to topple the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
I've heard a lot of writers (myself included) worrying about how to put their genre-blending novel into a demographic category without pigeonholing their writing. But defining genre depends on what you want to emphasize.