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Types of Fiction Writing

There are two main types of fiction writing, the literary and commercial fiction.

Commercial fiction attracts the board of audience into a subgenre, such as mystery, romance, legal thriller, and science fiction. It has a subject matter that the author uses.

Literary fiction appeals to a smaller, more intellectual and adventurous audience. It has a notable style of writing, and originality of the plot. It also holds a literary merit that can offer a social commentary or political criticism.

These fiction stories may be in a form of a short story, novel, novella, screenplay, or drama.

Short story: a piece of prose fiction that can be read in one sitting.

Novel: a relatively long work of narrative fiction, and is published in books.

Novella: a text of written, fictional, narrative prose which is normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel.

Screenplay: or a script is a written work by screenwriters for a film, video game, or television program.

Drama: a specific mode of fiction played in a performance.

Blog fiction is also developed across the internet, where a story is delivered through a blog.

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