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Fiction is writing that includes imaginary characters, events and/or settings created by the writer. All of the components of a fictitious story do not necessarily need to be fictitious though:
There are traditionally two types of fiction:
Also referred to as ‘genre’, these stories have a distinct theme and as such are easy to categorise. Examples of category or genre fiction are science fiction, westerns, adventure, historical, romance, erotica, mystery, suspense, fantasy and war stories.
These stories are aimed at the widest possible audience. They typically deal with most aspects of modern life including relationships, careers, and the search for success and fulfilment. Popular mainstream writers include Jeffrey Archer, Jackie Collins, Colleen McCullough and James Michener.
Fiction Writing Correspondence Course (100 hours)
There are eight lessons in this module as follows:
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Fictional stories may be conceived in many different ways, for example:
There are three general parts in the conception of any story. You can vary the way you adhere to these parts.
A serious danger for new writers is to write in clichés. To be successful your writing needs to be both familiar and different. Ideally write about something familiar, but make it appear in a new light.