Creative non-fiction?

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?

Creating truth?

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.



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