The Writing Process: Fiction vs Non-Fiction - video

There's a different writing process writing fiction versus nonfiction. Bestselling author, Sara Paretsky discusses the difference. From her experience, writing fiction feels different than writing nonfiction. What's similar about them is that to write in either category you need to have a clear sense of what you want to accomplish and premise. When writing fiction, you have to understand why the reader wants or needs to experience the events and storyline within a book.
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  • Thank you for the information. The writer does need to know what they want to get across to the reader. 

  • Thank you for the perspective.  I was contemplating a question when I came across your video.  That question being, how do I obtain the information I need when the subject is something I really would rather not give my attention to?  I am one who believes that the things I give my attention to will expand as long as I am giving them my attention.  But it is also certain that I need to be aware of things I don't want in order to bring about what I do want.  You brought objectivity to the data you were researching.  You did not pass judgment, or get emotionally overwhelmed by the bad feelings associated with the individual experiences.  Your example is enlightening. 

  • I felt that I could relate to your sharing of non-fiction ideas.  Very informative.

  • Thank you for sharing this Sara. Every bit of wisdom helps.

  • Empowerment is the key here. Bad things can and do happen in real life. If you have had the strength in life to change your mindset and move on why not share that and let it help others if they are open enough to let it. Brilliant interview.