I love writing posts about genre classifications, not only because it helps my writer friends be as specific as possible when querying, but I get to learn a little something, too.
I don’t often write non-fiction, so I decided to dive a little deeper into that world and look at the different classifications within the non-fiction genre.
Informational text dealing with an actual, real-life subject. So, if you’re writing a book about the eating habits (informational) of the three-toed sloth (a real subject), then it’s a great example of non-fiction.
This is a narrative of a person’s life; in other words, a true story about a real person. An autobiography is generally written by the subject himself (or herself), and a biography is written by another party.
A short literary composition that reflects the author’s outlook or point. Everyone dreaded writing essays in school, but when you’re writing non-fiction pieces about politics, religion, parenting, or any other subject you’re interested in, then an essay can easily flow from your fingertips.
This is simply factual information presented in a format which tells a story. I would categorize journalism under this sub-genre.
So, what do you think? Did I miss any nonfiction sub-genres that you’d like to talk about? Comment below!