Hmmm… pretty much what I think.

The few attempts when I created fiction was like indulging myself with my wishes.

Writing fiction is hard for me because it’s difficult to draw out my other side.

My ‘other’ side is the imaginary side of me.

Any fiction that I put out for people to see is steeped full of what and where I would like to be.

I’m not able to write fiction now.

I could make my non-fiction and fiction into one but I refuse to.

My non-fiction and fiction each have their unique qualities. They are like two completely different people. I have a strong feeling that they are strictly separate.

It was suggested to me a few days ago to invent fiction starring my parents.

I can’t do it.

Fiction isn’t anyone that I know personally. Fiction is something that I haven’t faced. Fiction represents what I hope. Fiction portrays what is horribly wrong with me. Fiction reveals my ugly truths, my shame, my hard-to-describe desires. I reserve every bad thing in my fiction.

My non-fiction is sad and stressful. It tightly grasps people’s hearts. My fiction would never do this because my fiction simply comes from my mind and hasn’t physically touched me. My fiction isn’t seen physically; it’s seen in the mind.

I have to work very hard to produce fiction.

I work hard to tell my non-fiction but it’s not extremely hard because non-fiction is only in my memory — nowhere else.

I have an excellent, talented memory.

Maybe I can say that fiction could be my ideal best friend. It would be the result of my making it the way I want it to be.

Non-fiction is the way things are the way I see them. It’s only a matter of describing it as best I can, using it to make a point about something. I use non-fiction, really, as a tool to explain what life lesson I have learned. I use it to point out an analysis that I’m working on. My non-fiction is used to initiate a conversation about what sorts of people exist and what we could possibly do with such people.

I don’t use non-fiction to betray anyone. I use non-fiction to figure people out. Fiction is used in this way too but I personally like to reserve fiction for talking about people I have never experienced. Both non-fiction and fiction appear similar but only I know which people I’ve experienced and which ones I made up on my own.

I prefer non-fiction because I feel more confident about explaining strange characters from personal experiences. I believe them more. Unfortunately, I don’t believe in my fiction much.

Fiction is the love story I wish I had but may never have. It’s the story of being better off than I am now and it may not come true either. It’s of having a family that’s more in control and this may not be. Fiction is being involved in a world that doesn’t exist and I’m not ready to write it.

I write non-fiction because I’m not focused on my dreams. Maybe I write non-fiction, too, because I feel that people relate to it more.

I used to read pretty much only fiction growing up but, in my twenties, I’ve been drawn to life stories. I’ve gotten deeper into non-fiction and I’ve felt inspired to write it because I feel closer to a writer’s stories when I know that they are non-fiction. Such writers speak of truths that I would like to tell but hadn’t been able to. I don’t feel as deep of a connection with fiction.

Fiction is the stuff of imagination for me. It’s like speaking of pipe dreams. It’s like being optimistic when it makes more sense to be realistic.

I’m not content enough to make fiction. This is just me.

I want to write fiction but it’s for later.

Non-fiction helps me more.

Author of ‘A Girl All Alone Somewhere in the World’, ‘Confessions and Thoughts of a Girl in Turkey’, ‘From Just a Girl Grown Up in America’. (