To Each Their Own

True readers will not get offended at another’s choice, even if it comes with unpopular but widely accepted opinions.

For example, I don’t like fiction because fiction takes the life out of a story. Any story. Say, A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara. Stunning and impressive, yes, but it’s fiction. Perhaps to you, my take doesn’t make shit sense. But to me, it makes a hell lot of sense.

On the other hand, fiction readers will beg to differ and I understand and accept that, just like how some tend to assume nonfiction is boring and lacks imagination. To me, that doesn’t make shit sense. It happened, no one had to imagine it. Authors had to do due diligence, research, fact check, get lawyers, before getting it published. I don’t see why nonfiction can be boring!

We are all in it for the ride, after all.

And yes, I do know there’s a fine line – “based on a true story”. Fiction or nonfiction? That’s for you and I to imagine, and for the writer to know.


1 thought on “To Each Their Own

  1. I am both non-fiction and fiction. Non-fiction, it’s usually books on authors, actors/actresses, or about parts of history. Those are just as inspiring as fictional characters, in my eyes, and in some cases even more so. Someone’s legacy has the ability to spark a generation of writers by their personal story. Yes, strict non-fiction writers can be a little skeptic when it comes to actual fiction writing due to believability, but as the same time we can live in harmony. Readers are readers, regardless of what you read. 🙂


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