What is fiction?
Fiction is a broad category of literary works that depicts any imagined and invented story for the purpose of entertainment, instruction, or both.
Fiction is a category of literary prose works that feature invented stories and characters, rather than real events or people. While some such works might be set in a real location, feature real events, or include real people as characters, any deviation from fact places that work within the category of fiction.
In a broader sense, the term fiction can be applied to any account of unreal events. In a literary context, the term applies specifically to prose narratives with fabricated elements.
Fiction evolved from the Latin word fingere, meaning “to form, to shape, to feign.”