Fiction writing and creative writing are different from technical, scientific, or academic writing. Both types of writing require creativity and talent. The main difference between the two types of writing is that fiction writing includes works that involve imaginary events and people while creative writing includes both fiction and nonfiction.
Various features and techniques such as diction, imagery, emphasis on feelings and emotions, character development, and narrative style separate creative writings from journalistic, technical, professional and academic forms of writing. The main elements of creative writing are characters, themes, settings motifs, plot, dialogues, style and point of view.
“Creative” doesn’t mean coming up with imaginary characters or events. Creative writing includes both fiction and nonfiction. Feature stories in newspaper or magazines, which are about real people and real events, fall into creative writing category. Literary works such as plays, novels, poetry, short stories, and biographies also fall under the category of creative writing.
Fiction stories are not real stories because they are created in imagination. Fiction is a subdivision of creative writing. Short stories, dramas, novels, and novellas are some examples of fiction writing. Although feature stories, biographies, and memoirs fall under the category of creative writing, they are not fiction because they are about real events and real people.
References
http://pediaa.com/difference-between-creative-writing-and-fiction-writing/
http://www.hooverlibrary.org/faq/fiction_vs_nonfiction
https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-creative-writing-definition-types-examples.html

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