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Fiction Writing

Fiction is defined as something that is not true. All literature is fiction - which means it is not literally true. It is a writer telling a story which may be fact inspired because the writer is writing fiction he creates plot points, details, conversations, etc. Literary fiction is a story that tries to be bigger than the story itself. 

Literary fiction is universally agreed as symbolic or thematic fiction that critics consider to have 'literary merit.'  Literary fiction must comment on something that is considered momentous, such as social or political concerns, or the human condition. The main difference between literary fiction and genre fiction is their reliance on conspiracy.

Literary fiction can be defined as covered with inner stories and subtext. The writing style of literary fiction is normally elegant, with language that is elevated or poetic, as it emphases more on discovery and truth rather than amusing readers or solving problems and its tone is typically serious. The writer gets readers thinking about universal issues like faith, human tragedy, and purpose.
  • An example of fiction is a book that is not based on a true story.
  • An example of fiction is a lie that you were told.
  • An example of fiction is a false belief.


Fiction Meaning

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Fiction work is invented in an author’s imagination. The author creates the story and makes up the characters, the plot or storyline, the dialogue and at times even the setting. Fiction writing is the conformation of non-factual prose texts. Fictional writing often is formed as a story meant to amuse or convey an author's point of view. Any story or similar work derived from imagination is called the Fiction. 

There are three main types of fiction: the short story, the novella and the novel:
Short stories are a piece of fiction that can be read in one sitting. Short stories hold between 1,000 and 20,000 words and normally run no more than 25 or 30 pages. Because of their limited length, short stories mostly focus on one major plot or storyline and a few characters.

Novellas are longer than short stories and be likely to run about 20,000 to 50,000 words, generally between 60 and 120 pages. Because novellas have more room to work with, they normally have a more intricate plot or storyline and more characters than short stories. 

 A novel is a work of fiction that covers over 50,000 words or 120 pages. Novels are even more multifaceted than novellas, and they typically have more than one plot or storyline and many strong characters. Novels can be as long as their authors want them to be. 

Fiction can inspire us, conspire us, fright us and engage us in new ideas. A fictional work does not claim to tell a true story. As an alternative, it submerges us in experiences that we may never have in real life, familiarizes us to types of people we may never otherwise meet and takes us to places we may never visit in any other way. It can help us see ourselves and our world in new and fascinating ways. What's more, it's often just plain fun!

Writing Creative Fictions

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When writing a work of fiction, irrespective of its length, it is important to include certain essentials to make it livelier. Fiction is a story about people and occasions that are not factual; literature that tells a story that has been illusory by the writer.

Writing Creative Fictions
  • Figure out the basic setting and plot. ...
  • Decide what point of view (POV) you want your story to use. ...
  • Outline your story. ...
  • Start writing. ...
    • Know what your characters’ wants are
    • End each chapter on a cliff
    • Give your characters obstacles
  • Approach your writing in chunks. ...
  • Read dialogue aloud as you write it. ...
  • Keep the action plausible. ...

Realistic Fiction 

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Realistic fiction challenges to depict the world as it is. Realistic fiction is a genre comprising of stories that could have in reality occurred to people or animals in a credible setting. These stories bear a resemblance to real life, and imaginary characters within these stories respond likewise to real people. Realistic fiction is fiction that uses illusory characters in situations that either actually happened in real life or are very likely to happen. It contains no fantasy, no mystical or ghostly features, and it usually portrays normal people going about the business of daily living, with all its joys, sadness, achievements, and disappointments.

In good realistic fiction,
    • the characters are attractive and realistic
    • the dialogue is convincing
    • the plot is new and creative
    • the setting is true to life
    • the problems faced by the characters are justly represented
    • the perseverance makes sense
    • the theme grows logically out of the action and characters - the writer does not preach at us

Contemporary Realistic Fiction

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Contemporary Realism is the frank candid realistic method to illustration which continues to be extensively practiced in this post-theoretical era. Contemporary realistic fiction comprises literary works that are believable and set in the modern world. These works of fiction are authentic in nature and contain characters who could possibly be real people. Unlike modern fantasy, where magic and fantastical worlds can be found, contemporary realistic fiction is fixed in the realm of reality. Of all the categories in children’s literature, contemporary realistic fiction is the most popular. 

Examples of Fiction Writing

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The function of fiction is to entertain, amuse, distract, educate and encourage the readers and the audience. Fiction points out problems, drawbacks and then suggests solutions for the people and the nations alike. Literature in general and fiction in specific is capable enough to sweep our emotions. Even though fictitious characters are presented in a fictitious setting in stories and novels, yet they may have certain similarities with real life characters or happenings. Writers modify their characters very expertly while they take them from actual life.

Some of the Examples of Fiction from literature are mentioned below:
  1. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. 3rd Degree by James Patterson
  4. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  5. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  6. Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  7. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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