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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  • Interesting terminology but as an author, let's clarify something.  We know fiction and non-fiction are not the same.  Fiction is transforming your imagination, your   thoughts on "What if", theory to a book that reader's may be interested while drawing their own conclusions before the storyline ends.  Non-fiction is based on the facts and research on a specific topic or multiple issues and validated. Whatever writing you prefer whether fiction, non-fiction or poetry, your accomplishments is doing your own research on what millions of readers want. And the main importance is interest.  The reader's attention and wanting more that will put you on top in the world of creative writing.

  • It was great to hear - the same vision - to write a book - to empower - that's what my goal is, thanks, God Bless

  • Great to hear that researching other people's work could help one to accomplish his/her own goals. I had thought it's a no no!

  • Thank you , your eyes are the window to the soul and yours is beautiful full of light ..