I’ve been able to write in both fiction and non-fiction categories over my life. Is one easier then the other?
In some ways, sure. But for the most part, it’s very different.
My non-fiction work has largely been news and reporting based. I’ve written for local newspapers, online sites, and my own blog. And sometimes it’s very easy. I get to relate about events that have happened, not something I have to make up and think out. And voicing my opinion is great. When I read a great book or see a great movie, there’s nothing better then sharing it with the world. And believe me, writing a rant about something terrible is the BEST way to get all the disappointment out. But if you write or blog, then you have to go through a lot of red tape. Your details, your facts, even your pictures if you have them, all have to be approved. And if you get things wrong, then you look like a fool.
Fiction’s not like that. The only one that gets to decide how the story goes is you. And you can do anything. You can go to space, to a land filled with monsers, make the Boogeyman real, or just tell a little story about a small town. Nothing’s off limits.