Do you think that literary fiction is boring? I personally don’t. Sure, it differs a little from plain fiction as in literary fiction, the writer tends to place more emphasis on the characters than the plot itself, which tends to be quite slow. But this does not mean that the plot will be less captivating. The stories are often more poetic than pure fiction and if, like me, you have a certain fascination for human psychology and take delight in discovering the characters’ state of mind and qualms in depth, then you will definitely prefer literary fiction.
If you love deciphering metaphors and similes, then you will be served. Literary fiction will enable you to reflect about a lot of different things and at the end of the day, you will most likely feel more fulfilled. The protagonists of my stories tend to be very powerful women, often fighting for an injustice of some kind. I do think that after reading my stories, you will realize that you are all capable of great things and should not be underestimated in this society. You might very well end up feeling inspired and start looking at things differently, and even become more grateful for the things we all tend to take for granted.
"We Can Do It!" by J. Howard Miller, artist employed by Westinghouse, poster used by the War Production Co-ordinating Committee - From scan of copy belonging to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, retrieved from the website of the Virginia Historical Society.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
In literary fiction, deep emotions are particularly important and I hope to be able to transmit these emotions to you readers. In fact, two psychologists, David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano, have provided evidence for the theory that literary fiction helps readers to comprehend others’ feelings; something which is necessary for handling social relationships.
Another reason why you should start liking literary fiction writing is that there are no rules or conventions to follow; the story can be structured in absolutely any format the writer would like it to be, which makes it really innovative. Like James Van Pelt, an American writer, once said: “Writing fiction feels like an adventurous act, nudging aside reality a word at a time”. My dear fellow readers and writers, I am quite curious to know about YOUR favorite book genres. What actually strikes a chord and makes you want to read more? Ready, Get Set, Start Typing Your Responses!