Craft an opinion of President Barrack Obama’s healthcare plan.
The Final 13 Prompts of the 10-Month Training Program
Congratulations for making it this far in our 10-month training program! The marathon of practicing writing nonfiction every day is just about finished. October is the last month of our theme-based writing prompts. I hope you have enjoyed them. In our final 13 prompts, we’ll be upping the ante by diving headfirst into one of the three most controversial topics in existence—politics. As they say, you should never talk about religion, politics, or sex because those topics bring about heated opinions and few agreements. So long as you can write your responses to my prompts in a thoughtful, dedicated manner, I see no reason why we can’t talk about politics here.
Types of Nonfiction Writing
To be successful, nonfiction writers must be intimately familiar with the different types of nonfiction writing. But before explaining the types, it’s a good idea to understand what nonfiction writing is in the first place. Our friends at Wikipedia do a good, if not scholarly job, of providing rich details all about nonfiction. You can read all about that here. I’d rather focus on a simpler definition of nonfiction—one that can actually roll off your tongue and make it easy to understand. I define nonfiction as the polar opposite of fiction. Anything that is fictional is not true. It is made up. As much as we want to believe that Harry Potter is a real boy with magical powers, his story is the product of an extraordinary imagination by author J.K. Rowling. By contrast, anything that is nonfiction is true. There is nothing made-up or fictional about it. I think one of the nicest most appealing nonfiction books is the Chicken Soup series. There is Chicken Soup for the Soul, Chicken Soup for Mothers, and there is even Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul. These series of books are compilations or collections of stories written by many people. This series is intended to move, inspire, and help people reflect positively on life. Everything you read in those books is a true story with no fictional elements, except perhaps the change of a name to protect the privacy of people. We’ll start talking about different styles of nonfiction next time. To learn more and discover how to participate, click here.
About the Author
Amanda M. Socci is the creator of the “I Know I Can WNFIN” 10-month training program for Write Nonfiction in November. The first two blog posts of the series explain more about this program and its benefits. Amanda refers to herself as the Creative Idea Gal because she comes up with deliciously original ideas for herself and others. Based in Alexandria, VA, she is a devoted mother of two and a hopeless fanatic of all things creative. Connect with Amanda on Google+ or Twitter.