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A work of fiction comes from the imagination, while nonfiction work is based on facts. A fictitious story may be based on real events or people and may contain certain facts, but if the overall work is made up, then it i... More »

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About.com defines a fictional work by its author’s primary use of imagination and invention in its storytelling. Non-fiction differs in that it presents its content as a direct and verifiable account of people, places, o... More »

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The winners of the 2014 National Book Award were Phil Klay's "Redeployment" in the fiction category and "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China" by Evan Osnos in the nonfiction category. In t... More »

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In fiction and nonfiction, structure helps writers progress from one set of ideas and events to the next, producing consistent themes that recur throughout the composition. For example, in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" s... More »

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The two most general types of literature are fiction and nonfiction. Fiction is literature created through the author's imagination, while nonfiction is literature based on fact. Within these two categories, literature c... More »

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Literature can be filled with fiction, and history is generally an account of how things truly happened. Historical documents are accounts of things like wars, revolutions and the rise and fall of particular civilization... More »

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