I'm really not sure what genre has to do with it. Even story type. All those things have to do with any kind of writing, that was kind of the point. That's why I thought the third one 'funny' didn't really apply to some types of writing but 'payoff' would. His 'urgency' is really just narrative pull. It applies to fiction, non-fiction, etc.
Focus alone doesn't really say much to me, whereas narrative pull, detail, and payoff do. Regardless of what type of writing.