Many a time I have tried my hand at fiction writing but I have always felt that my efforts turned into “fictional failures”. When I read for pleasure, it is always fiction. It is very surprising therefore that I prefer non-fiction when it comes to writing.
I like to write lifestyle and motivational type of articles. Food writing (not recipes) is also something that I enjoy. For the A to Z Writing Challenge of April 2019, I did a food fact post every day.
The reason that I am not that into fiction writing is that I am basically quite lazy. Fiction writing requires the use of dialogue and dialogue needs so much punctuation. Keeping a track of all those inverted commas (quotation marks), question and exclamation marks seems really tedious for a short post of flash fiction.
Maybe if I wrote a longer story where I could go for plot and character development I might enjoy it. I used to love writing fairy stories when I was nine years old, for my own and my little brother’s amusement. If that talent is still latent inside me I hope it surfaces one day.
How about you ? Do you prefer writing fiction or non-fiction or are you an all-rounder ?
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