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OKay, so I wrote a picture book describing a nature craft, the" how-to" is told through a child's journey, the end has facts.  Is it "creative non-fiction?"  "How To -Fiction?" Niche since it's on one topic?   :help2
#1 - May 02, 2015, 05:17 AM
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Does it have a plot?

Is the main purpose to relate the facts about a certain topic? Or is it really only about that one particular craft?

If there's a story with an arc, then it sounds like it's probably narrative (creative) non-fiction. But I'm not an expert on nf.

It might actually be all three of the things you mentioned. I wonder if it's necessary to specify the type? Perhaps calling it "non-fiction" is enough and that keeps your options open.
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I agree with Diana. Call it non-fiction, but make sure there is a story arc.
#3 - May 02, 2015, 07:00 AM
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You could try heading to the library or book store and looking for similar books. See how they are classified.
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