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Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction


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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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    on September 21, 2017 at 10:50 pm

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