Creative Nonfiction versus Nonfiction

A Comparison -- Both work to present a story and/or information but you have to decide on which best serves your purpose and objective.

Creative nonfiction is a type of writing that uses fiction writing styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives.

“Ultimately, the primary goal of the creative nonfiction writer is to communicate information, just like a reporter, but to shape it in a way that reads like fiction.”

Another way to get a picture of what I mean by “creative narrative” is this description:

“A tale taken from life—that is, from actual, not imagined, occurrences—related by a first-person narrator who is undeniably the writer. Beyond these bare requirements it has the same responsibility as the novel or the short story: to shape a piece of experience so that it moves from a tale of private interest to one with meaning for the disinterested reader.”

Creative Nonfiction vs Nonfiction - A Comparison by Dennis Lowery