Difference Between Fiction And Nonfiction

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“Creative nonfiction has become the most popular genre in the literary and publishing communities” states Lee Gutkind. Before reading the webpage I would have with no doubt said that fiction was better than nonfiction, but now I think differently. Most people would label nonfiction as boring facts and documentary, as I myself always have. But that’s not the case. Creative nonfiction can be written in many forms, one of them being an essay. The main difference between a fiction and nonfiction writing, is that nonfiction does not use exaggeration and false or made up facts. “The goal is to make nonfiction stories read like fiction so that your readers are as enthralled by fact as they are by fantasy.” Who says that nonfiction can’t be interesting, fun, and attention catching? …show more content…
A problem that I can foresee with fiction stories is that they will lead to false accusations in common subjects. The main reason that nonfiction is not as popular now as fiction is because nonfiction is labeled as “boring”. Creative nonfiction has changed that label for the better. Creative nonfiction has a much brighter future than I would have expected because not only is it allowing readers to get accurate knowledge and information but it also is presenting it in a way that will make the reader want to continue reading. Much like a narration, creative nonfiction hooks the reader’s attention. In my opinion, I think that fiction does give the author more freedom to write in the long run because they can make up and exaggerate as much as they please but I don’t think it will be long before my opinion changes. Even though there isn’t as much freedom while writing a creative nonfiction story, it is more likely to be more beneficial to readers because it is information about a real life

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