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Definition of fiction 

A fabrication is a story that has been purposefully made up. It can also be a literary creation, such as a novel or short story, that is based on imagination rather than actuality. Because fiction is created in the mind, the Latin word <fictus>, which meaning "to form," appears to be a good source for the English word fiction.

There are mainly three types of fiction

1. The short story

2. The novella and

3. The novel. 

Let's explore each of these.

Exploring the Different Types of Fiction

1. Mystery.

2. Romance.

3.  Women's fiction.

4.  Science fiction/fantasy.

5.  Suspense/thriller.

6. Western.


8.Young adult.

1.Mystery genre

Definition Of mystery fiction : The mystery genre is a subgenre of fiction that follows a crime (such as a murder or a disappearance) from its inception to its conclusion. Mystery books are frequently referred to as "whodunnits" because they transform the reader into a detective attempting to solve the who, what, when, and how of a specific murder.

Characteristics : Suspects must be weighed and analyzed, as well as their intentions. There are overt hints regarding the crime. Essential details are presented in such a way that they appear inconsequential, which is known as Hidden Evidence. Inference Gaps—by their very nature, mysteries do not give the entire tale.

Example of mystery fiction : Auguste Dupin from 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' (1841), 'The Mystery of Marie Roget' (1842) and 'The Purloined Letter' (1845).

2. Romance fiction

Romantic love is frequently referred to as "romance." When it comes to literature, the term has a very different meaning. It refers to romantic tales involving heroic deeds by heroes and knights. Romance is a genre that includes stories and traditions about chivalry and courtly love, as well as tales of duty, bravery, daring, wars, and damsel-in-distress rescues.

Example of romance fiction are : Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club) by Gabriel Garcia Márquez, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

3.Women's fiction 

Women's fiction books are novels that focus on and center on experiences in women's life, frequently in a commercial genre format; they are heavily marketed took  female readers. The books in the women's category feature a female protagonist as she travels through life, reflecting on her emotions in great depth. The reader is taken on a journey with her as she goes through life's ups and downs. They observe her interactions with people and relationships, as well as her transformation as a result of her hardships in life.

Example of women's fiction : Firefly Hollow by T. L. Haddix, Buying Time by Paula Kay, Delayed Kindle Edition by Mary Chris Escobar, Last One Home by Debbie Macomber, Seven Days of Friday by Alex A. King.

4.Science fiction/thriller 

Science fiction is a dramatized story with or without aliens in which the setting and plot are concentrated on technology, time travel, outer space, or scientific ideas. Science can not explain story elements since they are not found in the known universe.

Example of science fiction/fiction book : Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells.

5.Suspension / Thriller Fiction

 A thriller is a type of book, film, or television that elicits high sensations of excitement, anxiety, tension, suspense, fear, and other comparable emotions in its readers or viewers.

Example of suspension / thriller fiction : The silent Patient, Gone Girl, The Guest List, The Girl on the Train, Before I go to Sleep, The Woman in Cabin 10 etc.

6.Western Fiction

Western fiction is a type of fiction set in the American Old West, usually during the late eighteenth and late nineteenth centuries. Zane Grey, who wrote in the early twentieth century, and Louis L'Amour, who wrote in the mid-century, are two well-known Western fiction writers.

Example of western fiction : Riders of the Purple Sage, Blood Meridian,  The virginian, Shane, Lonesome Dove, The Ox - Bow Incident etc.

7. Horror fiction

Horror is a type of speculative fiction that is meant to terrify, scare, or disgust the reader. 

Dread (at the risk of pointing out the elephant in the room, fear is by far the most crucial factor in a great horror narrative), Surprise, Suspense, Mystery, and Spoilers   Blood Meridian,.

Example of Horror fiction : The virginian, Shane, Lonesome Dove, The Ox - Bow Incident etc.

8.Young Adult fiction 

Young adult fiction (YA) is a genre of fiction aimed at readers between the ages of 12 and 18. YA readers are over half adults, despite the fact that the category is meant towards youth.

The subject matter and genres of YA are influenced by the protagonist's age and experience. YA fiction covers a wide range of genres, including many that are present in adult fiction. Friendship, first love, relationships, and identity are all common topics in YA. Problem novels or coming-of-age novels are stories that focus on the specific issues that young people face.

Young adult fiction was created to bridge the gap between children's books and adult fiction.

Example of Young Adult fiction : Urban Fantasy, Paranormal romance, Graphic novel, Speculative fiction, Romance novel etc.


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