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The Center for Fiction


fiction : (a) something invented by the imagination or feigned; specifically : an invented story (b) fictitious literature (such as novels or short stories) was renowned as a writer of fiction — Webster

SPECIAL?, Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus


Fiction is the classification for any story or setting that is derived from imagination—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact. Fiction can be expressed in a variety of formats, including writings, live performances, films, television programs, animations, video games, and role-playing games, though the term originally and most commonly refers to the narrative forms of literature including novels, novellas, short stories, and plays. Fiction is occasionally used in its narrowest sense to mean simply any “literary narrative”. — Wikipedia



How to write fiction (WikiHow)
Eight Rules for Writing Fiction (Teddy Wayne, The New Yorker)


WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo




Quotations Page Bartlett’s


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




MIT 21L.003-2 Reading Fiction (Ina Lipkowitz)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium



A Field Guide to Genre Fiction Writers’ Organizations (Catherine Lundoff, Writing World)




BuzzFeed Fiction, NPR Archives







Art & Artists in Fiction (Goodreads), Art Fiction Shelf (Goodreads)
5 Terrific Novels About Art and Artists (Jenny Shank, Barnes & Nobel), Art World – Fiction: Books (Barnes & Nobel)


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form




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    The winners were revealed at the 68th National Book Awards ceremony. Beowulf Sheehan Tanya Sazansky James Franco […]

  • 4 Brilliant New Short Stories That Capture Our...
    by Karolina Waclawiak on November 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Deadly hurricanes, threats of nuclear war, Blake Shelton as People’s Sexiest Man Alive — this past year has been full of truly surreal and scary moments. We asked some of the most exciting voices in fiction today to come up with stories that capture this current cultural moment in all its sinister absurdity. Each writer we chose — Manuel Gonzales, Maggie Shipstead, Diane Cook, and Rachel Khong — was able to depict the foreboding in the seemingly mundane, from a troubling […]

  • New Short Fiction By Maggie Shipstead:...
    by Maggie Shipstead on November 15, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Janet Hansen for BuzzFeed News I haven’t seen Ivy in nearly a decade now and haven’t spoken to her in longer. Really, there was only the briefest window when we were anything akin to friends, back in the first days of graduate school, before I made the surprisingly consequential misjudgment of supposing that because she kissed me once she would again. For some years she crossed my mind only rarely, if at all, though now, as I wile away the final days before the publication of my […]

  • New Short Fiction By Diane Cook: "The Ringing...
    by Diane Cook on November 15, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Na Kim for BuzzFeed News You might think this began innocently enough, but nothing is ever innocent. There’s nothing innocent, for example, about your apartment door buzzer buzzing when you aren’t expecting someone or something. Especially when it comes before you’ve gotten out of bed, no matter what time that might be, when you are only in a T-shirt, no panties, because that’s how you sleep and you feel like whoever is outside must somehow know this. Especially when […]

  • New Short Fiction By Rachel Khong: "If A Tree...
    by Rachel Khong on November 15, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Linda Huang for BuzzFeed News At the bar late last Thursday, a person wearing glasses with a built-in video camera filmed me and posted it to YouTube. By the time the video was forwarded to me — by my acquaintance Ronnie, who sent it to me with a “;-)” as the subject line — the video had 2,494 thumbs-up votes and 1,910 thumbs-down. Unfortunately, it was going a little bit viral.I could see why it attracted viewers: The image was startling. I was an average-looking […]

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  • Holiday Fiction Writers Go Live - Laguna Beach...
    on November 22, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Laguna Beach Independent NewspaperHoliday Fiction Writers Go LiveLaguna Beach Independent NewspaperThe Third Street Writers will share their holiday stories in Park Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, the first of a month-long series of readings on Saturdays in the temporarily closed downtown street organized by Laguna Beach Independent ... […]

  • GO ART! fiction writing - The Batavian
    on November 21, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    GO ART! fiction writingThe BatavianGO ART! is hosting the book signing of local author Kathryn Donahue's new book "The Dog Walker's Diary" on Tuesday, Nov. 28. It's at Seymour Place in Downtown Batavia at 201 E. Main St., Batavia. She will be doing a short reading starting at 6:30 p.m ...and more » […]

  • How Has Technology Changed the World of Fiction?...
    on November 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    HuffPostHow Has Technology Changed the World of Fiction?HuffPostThere are a few areas in which technology has completely changed how writers create stories today than how they wrote, say, twenty or even thirty years ago. The internet is the biggest one; it has made research (and finding agents and publishers) so ... […]

  • Author shares her writing experience during...
    on November 21, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Clark Fork Valley PressAuthor shares her writing experience during library visitClark Fork Valley PressDuring her presentation, Gainey explained that her novels don't follow a particular genre, “I write literary fiction and like the freedom to write anything I want to.” Her writing style seems to follow her lifestyle, which has followed its own winding ... […]