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Fiction VS Non- fiction: What’s the Difference?

Just today I was telling the new students of my club -the Literary Club- about different genres of writing when one of my previous students said the two broad categories of writing are – fiction and non- fiction.

He was quite right. The above chart says it all. It explains quite well what both categories mean. So a story written using your own imagination with no historical or factual accuracy would be fiction, whereas a debate, non- fiction.

Think about the book you are reading at the moment. Is it fictional or non-fictional?

Can you also think of other genres of writing that fit under each category? Like poetry would fit under fictional.

Do comment below.

Keep learning and growing!

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23 thoughts on “Fiction VS Non- fiction: What’s the Difference?”

  1. Dear ma’am,
    I have learnt fictional stories and non fictional stories better with the help of this blog.
    I am reading an Enid Blyton book which is a fictional story.
    Thank You,
    Aarav Dhingra
    4 D

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  2. Dear ma’am,
    I recently read Unwanteds and am about to begin Tombquest. Both are from the fantasy genre of fiction.

    Thank you for guiding us.

    Aditya Mathur
    5A

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  3. I like to read fictional stories. I also like to read Harry Potter series. I also like to read Geronimo Stilton, Wimpy kid and other fictional story
    V.Krithika
    4c

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  4. I like to read fictional stories. I also like to read the Harry Potter series, Geronimo Stilton, Wimpy kid and other fictional stories.
    V.Krithika
    4C

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  5. Dear Ma’am Tarana,

    I have recently read few books, A Wonderlandiful Worid (Ever After High), Thea Stilton’s Venice Masquerade and The Dancing Shadows and these are all fictional.

    Thanks,
    Nabeeha Belal
    IV B

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  6. Dear ma’am,
    This is a very nice article distinguishing fiction and non – fiction. The books I am reading right now are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters.

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  7. Dear ma’am Tarana,
    This was a very helpful and important topic.Now I have understood the difference between friction and non-friction.I read 2 books recently, charlie and the chocolate factory and Geronimo stilton the Hunt for the hundredth key.Both of them are frictional.
    Thanks
    regaurds
    Devnam 5-C

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  8. Dear Ma’am Tarana

    Ma’am I have read many books, some are fictional and some are non-fictonal. Books that I have recently read are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Kalam Effect, The Wind in the Haunted Hill and The History of the Magistic Tigers. And now I can divide them into categories as The Kalam Effect and The History of the Magistic Tigers are non-fictonal whereas Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Wind in the Haunted Hill are fictional.

    Thank You Ma’am
    Regards
    Gangesh Verma

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  9. Dear ma’am tarana
    The books that I am reading are a fiction stories. They are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Geronimo Stilton -The Dragon Prophecy.
    Thanks
    Tanay Dutta
    V- B

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  10. Dear maam Tarana
    I am never able to answer myself that which type of book I like to read, fictional or non-fictional, for example I like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory while on the other hand I like the book Journey from the Past to the Present.
    Thanks maam
    Videh Jain
    V B

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  11. Dear tarana mam, the book I read today about the galaxy is non fictional thank u for sharing the two categories . And make us understand the difference

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  12. Dear Ma’am Tarana,

    I read both fiction and non-fiction. Examples of fictional books that I read recently are Fantastic Mr.Fox and Gods and Goddesses. An example of a non fiction book that I read is ‘The Ultimate Quiz book’ by Derek O’ Brien

    Thanks
    Sreenath

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      1. Dear Ma’am Tarana,
        Recently I was reading the series of Sabrina, the Teenage Whitch The Magic Within. I still have volume 3 and 4 to read. Currently I am reading Big Nate The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World.
        Thanks
        Kirti Madan

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  13. Dear ma’am Tarana,
    The book I am currently reading is fiction. The chart showing the difference between fiction and nonfiction helped me to understand the difference between the two in a more a detailed manner.
    Thank you ma’am
    Regards
    Arshia Kashyap

    Liked by 1 person

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