1. the class of literature comprising works of imaginative narration, especially in prose form
2. a story, if told by someone other than a writer or storyteller, would be called a flat out lie
3. a tool used by writers to distort the truth enough that the person they are writing about will never realize they are the actual subject. See antagonist.
Author Quotes on Fiction
“Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.” ~ Virginia Woolf
“The trouble with writing fiction is that it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn’t.” ~ Iain M. Banks
“Good fiction is trawling back into the past and digging up the real characters who’ve influenced your entire being.” ~ Ken Scott
“A fiction writer is nothing more than the ambassador of an alternative world of their own design. Their success dwells in how many people their work entices to relocate.” ~ Carl Henegan