Fiction vs. Non-fiction

Interesting blog post from Marissa Lingen about writing fiction vs. non-fiction. They each require different skills. Important quote:

If you haven't written a lot of fiction, you probably won't write good fiction right off the bat.

This explains why I have trouble with plotting. In non-fiction writing, either there is not supposed to be a plot, or the events are what they are as a matter of factual reality. Either way, no invention is required of the author.

It takes practice to come up with a plot that is a) coherent, b) believable, c) interesting. I'm still working on it.

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