Fiction

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Fiction broadly refers to any narrative that is derived from the imagination—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact.wikipedia
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Narrative

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Fiction broadly refers to any narrative that is derived from the imagination—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact.
A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images, or both.

Novel

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It can also refer, more narrowly, to narratives written only in prose (the novel and short story), and is often used as a synonym for the novel. In its most narrow usage fiction refers to novels, but it may also denote any "literary narrative" (see literary fiction), including novels, novellas, and short stories.
A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction, normally written in prose form, and which is typically published as a book.

Literature

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In its most narrow usage fiction refers to novels, but it may also denote any "literary narrative" (see literary fiction), including novels, novellas, and short stories.
Literature is classified according to whether it is fiction or non-fiction, and whether it is poetry or prose.

Drama

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More broadly, fiction has come to encompass imaginative storytelling in any format, including writings, theatrical performances, comics, films, television programs, animations, games (most notably, video games and role-playing games), and so on.
Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, etc, performed in a theatre, or on radio or television.

Non-fiction

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Fiction's traditional opposite is non-fiction, a narrative work whose creator assumes responsibility for presenting only the historical and factual truth.
In contrast, a story whose creator explicitly leaves open if and how the work refers to reality is usually classified as fiction.

Imagination

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Fiction broadly refers to any narrative that is derived from the imagination—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact.
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Television show

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More broadly, fiction has come to encompass imaginative storytelling in any format, including writings, theatrical performances, comics, films, television programs, animations, games (most notably, video games and role-playing games), and so on. However, fiction may also encompass comic books, and many animated cartoons, stop motions, anime, manga, films, video games, radio programs, television programs (comedies and dramas), etc.
A show may be fictional (as in comedies and dramas), or non-fictional (as in documentary, news, and reality television).

Narrative film

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However, fiction may also encompass comic books, and many animated cartoons, stop motions, anime, manga, films, video games, radio programs, television programs (comedies and dramas), etc.
Narrative film, fictional film or fiction film is a film that tells a fictional or fictionalized story, event or narrative.

Drama (film and television)

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However, fiction may also encompass comic books, and many animated cartoons, stop motions, anime, manga, films, video games, radio programs, television programs (comedies and dramas), etc.
In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.

Fan fiction

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Countless forums for fan fiction can be found online, where loyal followers of specific fictional realms create and distribute derivative stories.
Fan fiction or fanfiction (also abbreviated to fan fic, fanfic, fic or ff) is fiction about characters or settings from an original work of fiction, created by fans of that work rather than by its creator.

List of writing genres

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Fiction is commonly broken down into a variety of genres: subsets of fiction, each differentiated by a particular unifying tone or style, narrative technique, media content, or popularly defined criterion.
A Genre may fall under one of two categories: fiction and non-fiction.

Historical fiction

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Historical fiction places imaginary characters into real historical events.
This tension between historical authenticity, or historicity, and fiction frequently becomes a point of comment for readers and popular critics, while scholarly criticism frequently goes beyond this commentary, investigating the genre for its other thematic and critical interests.

Short story

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It can also refer, more narrowly, to narratives written only in prose (the novel and short story), and is often used as a synonym for the novel. In its most narrow usage fiction refers to novels, but it may also denote any "literary narrative" (see literary fiction), including novels, novellas, and short stories.
A short story is a piece of prose fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a self-contained incident or series of linked incidents, with the intent of evoking a "single effect" or mood, however there are many exceptions to this.

Genre fiction

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Literary fiction is a term used in the book-trade to distinguish novels that are regarded as having literary merit, from most commercial or "genre" fiction.
Genre fiction, also known as popular fiction, is a term used in the book-trade for fictional works written with the intent of fitting into a specifically literary genre, in order to appeal to readers and fans already familiar with that genre.

Collaborative fiction

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The Internet is also used for the development of blog fiction, where a story is delivered through a blog either as flash fiction or serial blog, and collaborative fiction, where a story is written sequentially by different authors, or the entire text can be revised by anyone using a wiki.
Collaborative fiction can be fully open with no rules or enforced structure as it moves from author to author; however, many collaborative fiction works adopt some set of rule on what constitutes an acceptable contribution.

Verisimilitude (fiction)

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Literary critic James Wood, argues that "fiction is both artifice and verisimilitude", meaning that it requires both creative invention as well as some acceptable degree of believability, a notion often encapsulated in poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's term: willing suspension of disbelief.
Verisimilitude is the "lifelikeness" or believability of a work of fiction.

Setting (narrative)

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Realistic fiction typically involves a story whose basic setting (time and location in the world) is real and whose events could feasibly happen in a real-world setting; non-realistic fiction involves a story where the opposite is the case, often being set in an entirely imaginary universe, an alternative history of the world other than that currently understood as true, or some other non-existent location or time-period, sometimes even presenting impossible technology or a defiance of the currently understood laws of nature.
The setting is both the time and geographic location within a narrative, either nonfiction or fiction.

Social commentary

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Literary fiction often involves social commentary, political criticism, or reflection on the human condition.
Allegorical fictional works such as Animal Farm clearly contain a social commentary and one can find some degree of social commentary in almost any novel.

Umberto Eco

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He is widely known for his 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), a historical mystery combining semiotics in fiction with biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory.

Fiction writing

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Genre fiction also known as popular fiction, is plot-driven fictional works written with the intent of fitting into a specific literary genre, in order to appeal to readers and fans already familiar with that genre.

Fact

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Fiction broadly refers to any narrative that is derived from the imagination—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact.

Literary fiction

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In its most narrow usage fiction refers to novels, but it may also denote any "literary narrative" (see literary fiction), including novels, novellas, and short stories. Literary fiction is a term used in the book-trade to distinguish novels that are regarded as having literary merit, from most commercial or "genre" fiction.

Novella

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In its most narrow usage fiction refers to novels, but it may also denote any "literary narrative" (see literary fiction), including novels, novellas, and short stories.

Writing

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More broadly, fiction has come to encompass imaginative storytelling in any format, including writings, theatrical performances, comics, films, television programs, animations, games (most notably, video games and role-playing games), and so on.

Comics

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More broadly, fiction has come to encompass imaginative storytelling in any format, including writings, theatrical performances, comics, films, television programs, animations, games (most notably, video games and role-playing games), and so on.