A story written from a writer's imagination, as opposed to one based solely on fact or a true storey, is referred to as fiction. A short storey, novella, or novel, which is the longest form of literary prose, are all considered works of fiction in the literary world. Every work of fiction belongs to one of several sub-genres, each with its own style, tone, elements, and narrative strategies. Fiction with a literary bent. Novels in the literary fiction genre are regarded works of artistic and literary significance. They frequently feature political critique, social commentary, and humanistic musings. Character-driven, rather than plot-driven, literary fiction novels usually follow a character's inner storey. In James Patterson's MasterClass, you'll learn more about writing fiction. Mystery novels, commonly known as detective fiction, follow a detective from beginning to end as he solves a case. They sprinkle hints and gradually divulge information, transforming the reader into a detective attempting to solve the case as well. Mystery books begin with an intriguing hook, maintain tense pacing throughout, and conclude with a satisfying denouement that answers all of the reader's unanswered questions.