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The purpose in bringing them up and outlining them as I have, is to remind any writer that our readers often enjoy a tale as much for the author's unique style and the genre as they do for the return to a format we love to read again and again in its traditional form or a modified version that surprises us with a new twist. These narrative modes make great bones for our imagination to flesh out and clothe in fresh linen.
And mixing them up is not such a bad idea. Throw together a Heroic Journey with Cinderella or write a Coming of Age novel in the form of a prose essay. Those too are out there (take a close look at Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), and those mixes add increased complexity to the story and still maintain familiarity for the reader.