Fiction is any sort of writing that is generated from the imagination and usually contains a plot. It describes fictitious events and persons. Typically, this takes the form of books and stories.
Fiction is derived from the Latin word fictus, which means ‘to shape’. There are several genres of literature, such as mysteries, science fiction, romance, fantasy, and crime thrillers.
Non-fiction is the polar opposite of fiction. It may be based on facts or genuine occurrences, but most of the content was created by the author who uses their imagination.
Fiction is often read for enjoyment, but it may also be studied for themes and meanings.
Fiction can take various forms, including:
Novels: Novels are books that include a single long tale. They are lengthier than short tales and novellas.
Novellas: A novella is a short piece of literature that is longer than a short story or novel but shorter than a full-length novel.
Short tales: Short tales are substantially shorter than novels and generally include only a few characters.
Flash fiction: It is a genre of fiction distinguished by its briefness. Flash fiction is typically limited to a fixed word count in order to communicate a tale in as few words as possible.
Drama: A play or drama script is a tale written for actors to perform, with the word “play” referring to a theatrical performance.
Poems: Poems employ carefully chosen language, rhythm, rhyme, imagery, and other elements to create an image or convey a story. Poems can be as brief as a few lines or as long as a novel.
As you’ve seen, fiction is all around us! It does not have to be a book, either. Your favourite movie is a fictional work. Narrative poems are considered works of fiction. Our society and culture place a high value on fiction.