"Sex sells" is a saying that's been around forever and for once, it's true. Fiction writing is narrative writing that involves elements of plot and character created entirely by the author, as opposed to nonfiction, which is based on real world events and real people. There are many different forms of fiction writing, but one thing that they all have in common is that a large portion of their source material is created wholesale by the author.
You'll start writing your own stories, learn to read like a writer, and how to edit. Writing Fiction offers the novice writer engaging and creative activities, making use of insightful, relevant readings from well-known authors to illustrate the techniques presented. This volume makes use of new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings for writers who are specializing in fiction. For both fiction and nonfiction writers, Stein's advice is good for newcomers or seasoned authors, amateurs and professionals.