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Fiction or Nonfiction?

I'm an internet writer. I've been writing and posting on FanFiction net for almost 2 years now with 20 stories under my belt. I just registered on FictionPress now and I have an original story I would like to write.It is about a place where I volunteer at called "For the Love of Dogs". I have volunteered there since last summer. It's a no-kill shelter for dogs. We currently have 140+ dogs that we feed, bathe, walk, and give lots of love to. We also have foster care as well as adoptions. I was inspired this year and want to write about it. What I want to do is write about it from the dogs points of view. I don't know if they will talk or not. But I am unsure if this would classify under Fiction or Non Fiction. Because it talks about and is set in a real place and location, but some of the things that take place may not have happened in reality.I don't know if I should put it under Fiction or Non Fiction. And also, which category? Fiction Press has Action, Biography, Essay, Fable, Fantasy, General, Historical, Horror, Humor, Kids, Manga, Mystery, Mythology, Play, Romance, Sci-Fi, Spiritual, Supernatural, Thriller, Western, and Young Adult.Help please?

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8 Responses so far.

  1. fR-type says:

    “In fiction, the writer believes that readers will make an effort to follow and interpret an indirectly or abstractly presented progression of theme, whereas the production of non-fiction has more to do with the direct provision of information. Understanding of the potential readers’ use for the work and their existing knowledge of a subject are both fundamental for effective non-fiction. Despite the truth of non-fiction it is often necessary to persuade the reader to agree with the ideas and so a balanced, coherent and informed argument is also vital.” – Wikipedia.I would personally put it down as Fiction/Biography. Since you will be basing the story on true events from a animalistic/personal point of view.

  2. telfords says:

    Ah, someone who knows how to spell Kathryn right! (My name, too.)If you write it from the perspective of the dogs (with dogs as characters with human characteristics) then the story would be considered fiction. Classifying by genre would be, depending on the outlook, Humor, Kids (who would be interested in the dogs as people) or Young Adult; and also perhaps Essay (depending on length). General is broad as a category but would fit better than the others.Good luck with your project.

  3. nonhostile says:

    It’s fiction : )

  4. emeriti says:

    I think it would count under Fiction as you don’t exactly know the dog’s thoughts and what not and you’re taking creative license with regards to that. So one of those fictional stories that’s loosely based on true events?I also think it’d be General? Sorry I wasn’t more help. Good luck with the story.

  5. densen says:

    Fiction. If I were to set a story in a gorcery store in Chicago that actually exists in the real world, but I make up a story about a serial killer who robs the store there, it would still be considered.I think it would be under the general/young adult genre. Good luck on your story~

  6. Thucydidean says:

    I agree with So I say goodnight. Put it in the Fiction section because who can tell what dogs think? General is a good category, but if you want your story to target child readers, I’d put it in the Kids section.

  7. dairi says:

    It would be fiction because you can’t be sure what the dog is thinking. I would put it under the category of General.

  8. fixiert says:

    probably non-fiction under animal