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For Authors: December 05, 2018 Issue [#9258]

 This week: Fiction vs Nonfiction Part 2
  Edited by: Vivian
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         My last newsletter, I gave the first part of Fiction vs Nonfiction. This issue finishes the article.

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Fiction vs Nonfiction Part 2

         As with the first part of this article, I will present the material in outline form.

First Draft

1. Use correct grammar, mechanics, and structure.
2. Revise as you go (don’t search for errors but be aware and fix any you see).
3. Be sure information/story is presented interestingly, keep reader reading.
4. In fiction, “Show, don’t tell,” rather “show much more than tell.”
5. In nonfiction, be sure to keep on topic.

Fiction Components

1. Plot (longer works also have more sub-plots, can also apply to creative/narrative nonfiction)
2. Character(s)
3. Theme
4. Setting
5. Conflict
6. Crisis / Climax
7. Resolution
8. Conclusion (also for nonfiction)
9. Point of View

Nonfiction Components

1. Introduction ending with thesis sentence
2. At least one or more paragraphs to support each point of the thesis
3. A strong conclusion

Fiction and Nonfiction Combination

1. Narrative Nonfiction or Creative Nonfiction
2. Combination by “fictionally” providing material, such as dialogue, that can’t be proven to happen as written, but which is restricted by facts.
3. Author creatively creates literature that is based mainly on fact, reported, but shapes the material so that it reads like fiction.

8 Cs of Good Writing

1. Clarity
2. Conciseness
3. Concreteness
4. Correctness – includes research
5. Coherency
6. Completeness
7. Courtesy
8. Character (fiction)

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Realistic stories are the most difficult to write. The imagination is not always the basic mental mean. Fiction needs a tremendous imagination. Good propos!\

Thank you for sharing, I write a main story as my novel,but they are never long enough to make a long novel so I write it by adding other written work I have stored and give it a tittle by the main story,but add the others as a collection, for instance 'no Hiding Place.' A novel with four private eye stories all quick read book lengths, and can be published on their own if I choose. I publish with Lulu who gives you a free isbn and sales on amazon.

I sometime combine the books with poetry and sometimes my titles and ideas can be sparked from a real piece of news, like a newspaper article. Thank you for sharing your ideas with me I will keep them in mind for future writing.
Mary Ann MCPhedran

         Thank you both for commenting about the Part 1 article.

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