Fiction refers to any type of literature that’s created from the imagination and typically has a narrative. It describes imaginary events and people. Usually, this comes in the form of books and stories.

The word ‘fiction’ even comes from the Latin word ‘fictus’, which means ‘to form’ – fiction is stories that are ‘formed’ and created by a writer.

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