the art or craft of writing what has actually happened to oneself or another.
Wikipedia says that non-fiction or nonfiction is
is content (often, in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, and/or information presented. A work whose creator dishonestly claims this same responsibility is a fraud; a story whose creator explicitly leaves open if and how the work refers to reality is usually classified as fiction. Nonfiction, which may be presented either objectively or subjectively, is traditionally one of the two main divisions of narratives (and, specifically, prose writing), the other traditional division being fiction, which contrasts with nonfiction by dealing in information, events, and characters expected to be partly or largely imaginative.
Nonfiction’s factual assertions and descriptions may or may not be accurate,
and can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question; however, authors of such accounts genuinely believe or claim them to be truthful at the time of their composition or, at least, pose them to a convinced audience as historically or empirically factual. Reporting the beliefs of others in a non fiction format is not necessarily an endorsement of the ultimate veracity of those beliefs, it is simply saying it is true that people believe them (for such topics as mythology). Nonfiction can also be written about fiction, typically known as literary criticism, giving information and analysis on these other works. Nonfiction need not necessarily be written text since pictures and film can also purport to present a factual account of a subject.
Major types of nonfiction
Watch the following videos from ALC Curriculum (Alternative Learning Curriculum) (teacher created videos) to get an excellent academic and up to date definition of the major types of non-fiction,
The following video tells us what fiction is.
Below I have added two links to some excellent Youtube ALC videos that give good descriptions expanding on two of the four different types of non-fiction,
Narrative and Argumentative,
Genre: Narrative Non-fiction
Genre: Argumentative Non fiction
Your assignment for this post,
is to go to YouTube. Type in ALC Videos and watch those videos that explain the last two types of non-fiction below.
Genre: Descriptive Non fiction
Genre: Expository Non fiction
And tell me about the value of what you learned in these videos in the comments below.
Are they clear, precise? Do they get you the information that you want and need?
Much of what my website is about is finding you the information you need about what you are looking for and I am always interested in outside resources that do a good job. So let me know about the content of these videos in the comments below.
Thank you so much.