2.Self-help books for writers.
Example 2: Wow, I really enjoyed A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. I think I am going to go write some metafiction about my friends and my life now.
A story is a kind of lie we like to hear. As readers we throw ourselves into the world of literature and fiction to “escape” from the real world. Literature is a form of escapism. The authors don’t declare to us that the story is a lie and so they make the story convincing and enjoyable to read. This is a postmodern tendency known as “metafiction”.
“Metafiction? It’s a postmodern term that creates a world of fantasy and makes the imagination spiral out of control”.