Andrzej Krauze Elmore Leonard: Using adverbs is a mortal sin 1 Never open a book with weather. But these are ordinarily found in non-fiction. A prologue in a novel is backstory, and you can drop it in anywhere you want.
Frontiers are always changing, advancing. Borders are fixed, man-made, squabbled about and jealously fought over.
The frontier is an exciting, demanding — and frequently lawless — place to be. Occasionally, though, the border is the frontier. For many years this was a peaceful, uncontested and pretty deserted space. On one side sat the Samuel Johnson prizeon the other the Booker.
Basically, you went to nonfiction for the content, the subject. Whether the subject matter was alluring or off-putting, fiction was the arena where style was more obviously expected, sometimes conspicuously displayed and occasionally rewarded. And so, for a sizeable chunk of my reading life, novels provided pretty much all the nutrition and flavour I needed.
They were fun, they taught me about psychology, behaviour and ethics. And then, gradually, increasing numbers of them failed to deliver — or delivered only decreasing amounts of what I went to them for. Nonfiction began taking up more of the slack and, as it did, so the drift away from fiction accelerated.
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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. 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. Meditate as deeply (actually more deeply) than an experienced Zen monk, literally at the touch of a button: Virtually eliminate stress from your life Naturally and safely stimulate the production of brain chemicals that dramatically slow aging and increase longevity.
Others allow more leeway, allowing the author to put real people into imaginary situations, as long as the historical outcome remains unaltered. The books listed below include examples of historical fiction by the strictest of definitions, as well as those that fudge the rules a bit - or a lot.