What is Non-Fiction

Nonfiction is similar to fiction literature in such a way that in both, literary skills applies evenly. For example, in a fiction literature. There might be themes, motifs, imagery, symbolisms and other important features of literature. On the other side, nonfiction, which stands on facts, employs those features also. The most significant difference between nonfiction and fiction is that nonfiction relates to actual events that are based on reality things that happened in real life while fiction stands for imaginary work. Fictions are thoughts, imaginations or illusions of the author. In fiction, everything is as a result of imagination (Creative Nonfiction Foundation (U.S.), 1993).

Nonfiction writers employ resourceful ideas and makes sure that events unfold chronologically a. They make sure that their work becomes very attractive regarding presentation. Nonfiction writers apply very attractive grammar and also, their use of imagery in their work is very reliable in servicing as a self-explanatory factor to the audience (Gutkind,2005). Creative nonfiction is a type of literature that is based on true happenings, but which has been decorated to have a captivating effect on the audience. Creative nonfiction does not leave room for doubts on the audience, but the writer bases his work on facts. The writer of creative non-fiction employs a language that has an attractive impact on the reader. Although the writer bases his work on facts, twisting of language and employment of stylistic devices such as imagery makes the work more interesting for the audience. A vivid description of events by the narrator is also another feature that the write employs. For instance, the narrator can make the audience feel as if they are part of the story. In the “The Five Glorious Mysteries” byGenevieve Cotter, in the first paragraph, the writer opens up the story with vivid description that creates a picture of the farm in Montana. The audience might not Montana actually, but this description makes the reader ‘create’ Montana in his mind.

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Creative Nonfiction Foundation (U.S.). (1993). Creative nonfiction. Pittsburgh, PA: Creative Nonfiction Foundation, Dept. of English, University of Pittsburgh. Bottom of Form

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Gutkind, L. (2005). In fact: The best of Creative Nonfiction. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

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