Non Fiction Genre

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Almost nothing that we think of as “nature” exists as it would have if humans weren’t around. DISCOVER ME
Ultimately I believe in the theory that “handmade heals” and that applies to many crafts. DISCOVER ME
I do not want to be branded for the rest of my life as someone who only wrote about Women and "Wimmin's Matters". DISCOVER ME
I’m not interested in making things up. DISCOVER ME
There is no time for writer’s block, Solitaire or painting my nails. DISCOVER ME
I thought writing a book would be a solitary experience. DISCOVER ME
Morality and values depend on the existence of conscious minds. DISCOVER ME
It’s an incredible feeling to splash words on a page, then come back later, reread it and wonder, Who wrote that? DISCOVER ME
I wrote my first book in the seventh grade nearly thirty years ago. So now I’m living out my life long dream. DISCOVER ME
It is most often our success that frightens us rather than our failure. DISCOVER ME
I think I'm often drawn, whether I realize it or not, to the idea of what drives people. DISCOVER ME
It’s time for the silence and obfuscation to end. DISCOVER ME
I’d love to say I write fiction. But unfortunately, that doesn’t pay the bills. DISCOVER ME
Your beautiful, sparkling, clear and ‘enlightened’ energy body can act like a sponge, mopping up the negative energy soup around you on a daily basis. DISCOVER ME
When I was younger, I certainly didn’t plan to be a big activist. DISCOVER ME
I come from an unorthodox family. We had been wealthy but lost everything. DISCOVER ME
I won a school prize for an essay on imagination – and that has stayed with me. DISCOVER ME
I don’t get invited out to eat as much as I used to, or to people’s houses, because they think I’m going to be critical. DISCOVER ME
If people like me, they like me. If they don't then - God bless you brother, but go on your way. DISCOVER ME
I became a writer the way other people become monks or nuns. DISCOVER ME

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Definition of the Nonfiction genre

A brief look at the definition of the Nonfiction genre and let's discount the obvious first: Nonfiction - is the opposite of fiction. Books that are Nonfiction, or true, are about real things, people, events, and places.

Other works can legitimately be either fiction or Nonfiction, such as letters, magazine articles, histories, websites, speeches and travelogues. Although they are mostly either one or the other it is not uncommon for there to be a blend of both, particularly non-fiction with a dash of fiction for added spice.

Literary Nonfiction, Factual fiction, Documentary narrative, the literature of actuality. This powerful, ever-controversial genre is called by many names including Creative Nonfiction, which is definitely a growing and developing genre.

What is creative Nonfiction?

Creative Nonfiction is that branch of writing which employs literary techniques and artistic vision usually associated with fiction or poetry to report on actual persons and events.

Forms of creative Nonfiction can include essays, diaries, autobiography, biographies, magazine writing, travel writing, nature writing, science writing, histories, journalism, dramatic, true stories using scenes, dialogue, detailed descriptions and other techniques usually employed by poets and fiction writers about important subjects - from politics, to economics, to sports, to the arts and sciences, to racial relations, and family relations.

Creative Nonfiction can in fact take any form, from the letter to the list, from the biography to the memoir, from the journal to the obituary. This is a relatively recently recognized "genre" that involves writing from personal experience and/or reporting on other peoples' experiences. The best creative non-fiction work usually involves conducting a considerable amount of research.

How does Non-Fiction differ from Fiction?

Nonfiction is fairly direct. The author of a work of Nonfiction has specific information or ideas to convey. Authors of Nonfiction generally come out and say what they have on their minds.

The distinction between fiction and Nonfiction has been blurred in recent years. Novelists (writers of fiction) have based stories on real life events and characters (Nonfiction), and historians(writers of Nonfiction) have incorporated imagined dialogue (fiction) to suggest the thoughts of historical figures. This genre effortlessly outweighs fiction in the amount that has been produced but fiction generally has a longer lasting appeal as it is designed for entertainment and even rather average fiction survives a few generations.

Every book is intended to impact its audience in a particular way. This is true for Nonfiction as well as fiction, and this fact is often forgotten by readers. I am pleased to include the genre of Nonfiction on this website as there are some excellent books to be discovered.