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jwallace
10-20-2008, 04:19 AM
Just curious what the ratio of freelance writers in non-fiction disciplines to fiction writers is round here...chime in with your specialty! And why you're more interested in one and not the other...or if you write BOTH!

TheAntar
10-20-2008, 05:51 AM
Ultimately more interested in fiction, but I feel that nonfiction/freelancing will be required to a) build publishing credits faster and b) start making enough money to get away from a full-time career, to open up more time for fiction :)

CheshireCat
10-20-2008, 05:53 AM
Novelist.

Always and only.

ishtar'sgate
10-20-2008, 06:23 AM
Just curious what the ratio of freelance writers in non-fiction disciplines to fiction writers is round here...chime in with your specialty! And why you're more interested in one and not the other...or if you write BOTH!
I'm far more interested in fiction than nonfiction. Most of my time is spent on my current novel-in-progress but occasionally I take nonfiction assignments.

rljude
10-20-2008, 06:51 AM
Both...and happy to say that my writing partner and I completed manuscript for 20 chapter educational supplement today that contains fiction and nonfiction! (doing the happy dance)

Disa
10-20-2008, 07:20 AM
Fiction. It's just more fun to me to write fiction than non-fiction.

nighttimer
10-20-2008, 07:35 AM
I'm a non-fiction guy all the way. I've written news articles, editorials and commentary for years and I started blogging about five months ago.

Why? Why you wanna know?

The paranoia runs deep. :gone:

williemeikle
10-20-2008, 05:41 PM
Both for me...

My short stories are by far the most successful part of my writing, but I've made some progress in non-fiction recently.

I also write novels, screenplays, greeting card verse, CVs, reviews and opinion pieces.

I'm a writer, I write. That's who I am, that's what I do.

Bubastes
10-20-2008, 05:48 PM
Both, although I prefer writing fiction these days.

tehuti88
10-20-2008, 06:44 PM
Fiction writer here. I don't tend to do nonfic since I'm not qualified enough in terms of either expertise on a subject, or having anything interesting enough to say. (My personal blog entries are mostly about the raccoons raiding our bird feeder. 'Nuff said.) If it's fiction then I have all kinds of things to say, plus I don't necessarily have to be an expert.

I'm not seeking publication though, so I'm not sure if my vote counts. I just post my stuff online.

Storyteller5
10-20-2008, 06:50 PM
I"ve been a fiction writer up to now, but I'm looking into non-fiction freelancing.

Lady Cat
10-20-2008, 08:09 PM
Fiction here :hi:

Telling lies for fun and profit is much more fun than telling the truth!

Mr Flibble
10-20-2008, 08:23 PM
I couldn't possibly write something that was actually fact. Half the fun is making it up :) Even my blog is occasional ramblings of the inner mush that is my brain. Not fact, just ruminations. I might start with a fact, then I end up wittering on about nasal maggots.

ABekah
10-20-2008, 09:13 PM
Both, although I prefer writing fiction; short stories, poetry and novels. The nonfiction I enjoy the most is personal essays. I spent a lot of time in college and graduate school researching and writing nonfiction, and I don't really have a great desire to go back to it.

NeuroFizz
10-20-2008, 09:40 PM
Both.

kuwisdelu
10-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Fiction.

Both short stories and (so far) a novel.

Cranky
10-20-2008, 10:33 PM
Fiction. I'd dabble in non-fiction, but only in very specific areas. For now, though, I am sticking with fiction.

ChaosTitan
10-21-2008, 01:35 AM
Novelist. :)

Calla Lily
10-21-2008, 02:50 AM
Both.

ReneC
10-21-2008, 02:55 AM
Fiction.

Linda Adams
10-21-2008, 05:14 AM
Novelist only.

blueobsidian
10-21-2008, 05:43 AM
Both, although I write more non-fiction. I have too many interests to limit myself to one type of writing. Writing articles and essays is just as fun as writing fiction.

Robin Bayne
10-21-2008, 06:31 PM
Both. Was always just fiction until I put together a non-fiction anthology (devotionals for writers) which just was released.

Also write columns for the Examiner and Spirt Led Writer, but really want to get focused on a new novel soon.