24/09/13: Creative non-fiction?
Seriously … that single phrase had me laughing so hard this morning.
I possibly need MORE coffee.
I popped over to linkedin to see what was going on and discovered the reason for the notification email that arrived on my phone during the night.
I had been endorsed for ‘creative non-fiction’. Awesome.
Can’t stop laughing.
What exactly is creative non-fiction? I immediately went … ‘Oh lies.’ 🙂
Creatively told truths?
Take the truth and making it more interesting? (Or less, maybe, because sometimes the truth is so unbelievable it needs to be tamed down … )
Taking the truth and warping the fuck out of it?
Well I’m a writer, I tell lies for a living. It’s my job to take a lie and make you believe it. It’s really fun. So how is that creative non-fiction, I hear you ask? Buggered if I know. (Helpful, hell yes!)
But then, I thought about it (or my morning coffee kicked in) … yes, I write fiction. But there is an element of truth in it at all times. Sometimes it’s even based (however loosely, think Hollywood) on a true event. I don’t make it all up. Somethings are absolutely true others are warped truths and some parts are total fabrication.
I’m starting to see where creative non-fiction might sit?
Or, again, I need more coffee. 🙂
Yep, still amused.
Can’t help it.
I mean really … love being endorsed gives me warm fuzzies … but who the hell coined the phrase ‘creative non-fiction’?
I want that on a business card! Currently mine boringly say ‘crime thriller author’ … creative non-fiction sounds much more exciting. 🙂
On that note … coffee. Think maybe my caffeine levels have dropped too far.
Yeah, that’ll be it.
Enjoy your day.