I’m more of a non-fiction writer myself – writing about true, factual accounts of real things, places, people etc., as opposed to stories, books etc., that are invented by an author.
I have tried the odd short fictional story, but as I don’t enjoy it as much, I would never be inspired to write my best. For now, I’m leaving that side of things to the experts and the people who love doing it. Non-fiction writing is much more my cup of tea, and is what I have always been drawn to doing. Some examples are:
- travel journals
- pregnancy journals
- days out
- personal diaries
- blogs about life skills
- blogs about writing tips
- ‘how to’ articles
- health articles
- books about life
According to Wikipedia, non-fiction “need not be written text necessarily, since pictures and film can also purport to present a factual account of the subject”.
Do you struggle to remember the difference between fiction and non-fiction?
If you struggle to remember the difference between fiction and non-fiction, Thinkquest.org has written an interesting article on how to work it out. Consider the following two sentences and see how the word ‘no’ only takes place once:
- Fiction = not true
- Non-fiction = true
So, for the purpose of this exercise, fiction isn’t true because it doesn’t contain the word no.
Are you more of a fiction or non-fiction writer, or do you try your hand at both?