Not much to say

It’s been a long day and I have a lot to do starting at 5AM tomorrow morning, so my bedtime is arriving fast.

I did spend some time thinking about writing and I basically have one question: Why might a person be better at writing non-fiction than fiction, and vice versa? To rephrase, what do you think makes that difference in people? Upbringing? Interests?

I ask because I spent over two years focusing on nonfiction, writing SEO and instructional and marketing copy. I’m good at it! In fact, I still dabble in it.

There are times when I am slamming out a quality, 1000 word article and it’s just cooking along. I’ve done two of those in an hour before. And they’re pretty good.

There are similar times when I’m working on my stories, but sometimes, man, it’s tough.

So do any of you have thoughts on this question? What might be the difference between a fiction writer and a non-fiction writer?

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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