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Non-fiction

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Non-fiction or nonfiction is content (sometimes, in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented. [1]

65 relations: Academic publishing, Almanac, Autobiography, Belief, Biography, Blueprint, Book report, Content (media), Creative nonfiction, Deductive reasoning, Diagram, Diary, Dictionary, Documentary film, Documentary practice, Empirical evidence, Encyclopedia, Essay, Factual film, Factual television, Fiction, Film, Good faith, Handbook, History, Image, Imagination, Journal, Journalism, Letter (message), Lie, List of writing genres, Literary criticism, Literature, Magazine, Memoir, Mythology, Narrative, Natural history, Objectivity (philosophy), Opinion piece, Philosophy, Photograph, Popular science, Prose, Rhetorical modes, Science book, Scientific literature, Scientific writing, Self-help, ..., Software design description, Statute, Subjectivity, Supposition theory, Technical writing, Television documentary, Text (literary theory), Textbook, Theology, Thesaurus, Travel, Travel literature, Truth, User guide, Virginia Woolf. Expand index (15 more) »

Academic publishing

Academic publishing is the subfield of publishing which distributes academic research and scholarship.

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Almanac

An almanac (also spelled almanack and almanach) is an annual publication listing a set of events forthcoming in the next year.

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Autobiography

An autobiography (from the Greek, αὐτός-autos self + βίος-bios life + γράφειν-graphein to write) is a self-written account of the life of oneself.

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Belief

Belief is the state of mind in which a person thinks something to be the case with or without there being empirical evidence to prove that something is the case with factual certainty.

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Biography

A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person's life.

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Blueprint

A blueprint is a reproduction of a technical drawing, an architectural plan, or an engineering design, using a contact print process on light-sensitive sheets.

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Book report

A book report is an essay discussing the contents of a book, written as part of a class assignment issued to students in schools, particularly at the elementary school level.

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Content (media)

In publishing, art, and communication, content is the information and experiences that are directed towards an end-user or audience.

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Creative nonfiction

Creative nonfiction (also known as literary nonfiction or narrative nonfiction) is a genre of writing that uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives.

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Deductive reasoning

Deductive reasoning, also deductive logic, logical deduction is the process of reasoning from one or more statements (premises) to reach a logically certain conclusion.

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Diagram

A diagram is a symbolic representation of information according to some visualization technique.

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Diary

A diary is a record (originally in handwritten format) with discrete entries arranged by date reporting on what has happened over the course of a day or other period.

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Dictionary

A dictionary, sometimes known as a wordbook, is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often arranged alphabetically (or by radical and stroke for ideographic languages), which may include information on definitions, usage, etymologies, pronunciations, translation, etc.

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Documentary film

A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.

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Documentary practice

Documentary practice is the process of creating documentary projects.

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Empirical evidence

Empirical evidence, also known as sensory experience, is the information received by means of the senses, particularly by observation and documentation of patterns and behavior through experimentation.

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Encyclopedia

An encyclopedia or encyclopaedia is a reference work or compendium providing summaries of information from either all branches of knowledge or from a particular field or discipline.

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Essay

An essay is, generally, a piece of writing that gives the author's own argument — but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of a paper, an article, a pamphlet, and a short story.

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Factual film

Factual film may refer to.

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Factual television

Factual television is a genre of non-fiction television programming that documents actual events and people.

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Fiction

Fiction is any story or setting that is derived from imagination—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact.

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Film

A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.

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Good faith

Good faith (bona fides), in human interactions, is a sincere intention to be fair, open, and honest, regardless of the outcome of the interaction.

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Handbook

A handbook is a type of reference work, or other collection of instructions, that is intended to provide ready reference.

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History

History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents.

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Image

An image (from imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person, thus providing a depiction of it.

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Imagination

Imagination is the capacity to produce images, ideas and sensations in the mind without any immediate input of the senses (such as seeing or hearing).

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Journal

A journal (through French from Latin diurnalis, daily) has several related meanings.

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Journalism

Journalism refers to the production and distribution of reports on recent events.

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Letter (message)

A letter is one person's written message to another pertaining to some matter of common concern.

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Lie

A lie is a statement used intentionally for the purpose of deception.

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List of writing genres

Writing genres (commonly known, more narrowly, as literary genres) are determined by narrative technique, tone, content, and sometimes length.

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Literary criticism

Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature.

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Literature

Literature, most generically, is any body of written works.

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Magazine

A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published (sometimes referred to as an online magazine).

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Memoir

A memoir (US: /ˈmemwɑːr/; from French: mémoire: memoria, meaning memory or reminiscence) is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private, that took place in the subject's life.

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Mythology

Mythology refers variously to the collected myths of a group of people or to the study of such myths.

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Narrative

A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images, or both.

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Natural history

Natural history is a domain of inquiry involving organisms including animals, fungi and plants in their environment; leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study.

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Objectivity (philosophy)

Objectivity is a central philosophical concept, objective means being independent of the perceptions thus objectivity means the property of being independent from the perceptions, which has been variously defined by sources.

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Opinion piece

An opinion piece is an article, published in a newspaper or magazine, that mainly reflects the author's opinion about the subject.

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Philosophy

Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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Photograph

A photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip.

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Popular science

Popular science (also called pop-science or popsci) is an interpretation of science intended for a general audience.

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Prose

Prose is a form of language that exhibits a natural flow of speech and grammatical structure rather than a rhythmic structure as in traditional poetry, where the common unit of verse is based on meter or rhyme.

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Rhetorical modes

Rhetorical modes (also known as modes of discourse) describe the variety, conventions, and purposes of the major kinds of language-based communication, particularly writing and speaking.

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Science book

A science book is a work of nonfiction, usually written by a scientist, researcher, or professor like Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time), or sometimes by a non-scientist such as Bill Bryson (A Short History of Nearly Everything).

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Scientific literature

Scientific literature comprises scholarly publications that report original empirical and theoretical work in the natural and social sciences, and within an academic field, often abbreviated as the literature.

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Scientific writing

Scientific writing is writing for science.

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Self-help

Self-help or self-improvement is a self-guided improvementAPA Dictionary of Physicology, 1st ed., Gary R. VandenBos, ed., Washington: American Psychological Association, 2007.

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Software design description

A software design description (a.k.a. software design document or SDD), also Software Design Specification is a written description of a software product, that a software designer writes in order to give a software development team overall guidance to the architecture of the software project.

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Statute

A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a city, state, or country.

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Subjectivity

Subjectivity is a central philosophical concept, related to consciousness, agency, personhood, reality, and truth, which has been variously defined by sources.

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Supposition theory

Supposition theory was a branch of medieval logic that was probably aimed at giving accounts of issues similar to modern accounts of reference, plurality, tense, and modality, within an Aristotelian context.

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Technical writing

Technical writing is any written form of writing or drafting technical communication used in a variety of technical and occupational fields, such as computer hardware and software, engineering, chemistry, aeronautics, robotics, finance, medical, consumer electronics, and biotechnology.

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Television documentary

Documentary television is a genre of television programming that broadcasts documentaries.

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Text (literary theory)

In literary theory, a text is any object that can be "read", whether this object is a work of literature, a street sign, an arrangement of buildings on a city block, or styles of clothing.

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Textbook

A textbook or coursebook (UK English) is a manual of instruction in any branch of study.

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Theology

Theology is the critical study of the nature of the divine.

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Thesaurus

In general usage, a thesaurus is a reference work that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning (containing synonyms and sometimes antonyms), in contrast to a dictionary, which provides definitions for words, and generally lists them in alphabetical order.

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Travel

Travel is the movement of people between distant geographical locations.

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Travel literature

The genre of travel literature encompasses outdoor literature, guide books, nature writing, and travel memoirs.

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Truth

Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or standard.

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User guide

A user guide or user's guide, also commonly known as a manual, is a technical communication document intended to give assistance to people using a particular system.

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Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 25 January 188228 March 1941) was an English writer, who is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-fiction

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