Fiction or Non-Fiction, Which is the Most Inspiring?

Writing about passionate subjects is not limited to non-fiction genres. Influence Publishing has published fictional titles with inspirational messages. Many of our fictional titles are inspired by true stories as well as real passions of the authors. Fiction frequently blurs the lines of imagination and reality. It is possible to write a completely imagined fiction novel with very little that is relatable to real life—think fantasy, for example. However, just because the characters or the environment may be fictional, the actual events, feelings and emotions and outcomes could be from the authors real life. This is often a good way to tell a story that the author is concerned about sharing, simply by changing the real characters to fictional ones, human, animal or other! Any fiction book that Influence Publishing is interested in developing will be likely to have been extracted from real life events or inspiring ideas. “The Starchild of Atarashara: The field of unlimited possibilities” is one such book and tells the story of a 13-year-old girl who see’s magic that other children can not see. As Louise Cadrin, the author, quotes “to believe in magic is our birthright. In opening our senses to its existence, we open ourselves to a world of unlimited possibilities …”

The most genuine, well-rounded, and realistic characters are those who derive morals, personality traits, and experiences from either the author or from people whom the author knows. The author can incorporate these aspects into fictional characters because they are well acquainted with the consequences, motivations, and activities associated with these personalities. These kinds of fictional books tend to be very believable, so their readers take them more seriously than they might in the case of a fictional book that they cannot relate back to their own lives.

Sometimes the task of communicating an experience or moral through a book is less daunting when there is the option of writing it in a fictional book. It is also a good way to protect family members or friends/enemies that you do not want to name in your book. You can create a character of a different name and even change the sex or their location so they will not recognize themselves in your story. Many fiction writers find it useful for plot and character development to integrate their own life experiences into their story. Although authors may want to separate their own morals and life events from their characters, this integration helps to make characters more realistic and genuine. When characters’ beliefs and activities stem from real life, and the author integrates people and events that they are passionate about in their own lives into their novels, this adds more depth to their fictional book.

Even though a book is fictional in genre does not diminish the amount of inspirational impact the book can have upon a reader. If the author is writing about their passion in their fictional book, there is no doubt that the story will be solid, the plot will be believable, and the characters will be relatable and realistic. The fictional book is just another option to help writers inspire the world with their stories.



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