What Is the Difference Between Fiction and Nonfiction?

How to use short story to take your reader on an adventure no matter what genre you write.

Juneta Key
The Ninja Writers Pub
4 min readJul 14, 2020


Photo by Nong Vang on Unsplash

I’m in love with reading. It’s the reason I write.

My mother taught me to read before I started Kindergarten. She would take me to the library weekly. Mama allowed me to read whatever I wanted within reason. I read Gone With The Wind at age seven.

I remember sitting in my mother’s deep walk-in closet with a flashlight. I sat on this old-timey sewing machine at the very back of her closet that had a rocking footplate to operate it instead of a motor. I loved disappearing into my cave to read for as long as I could until mama started looking for me.

Reading gave me freedom and taught me many things. Having no siblings, books were the friend I spent most of my time with since I was a child. I was never bored. It was the beginning of my lifelong love affair with stories and words, especially fiction.

I traveled the world. I learned about life and love. I had great adventures.

What is the difference between fiction and other types of story?