I think so too, whether it be fictional or not. I know I've been writing a script (for a comic book actually..) for a couple years now.. I'm no where near done with it, but I hope it'll be something great one day!
Kantgirl: Just say "I'm feminine and I'll punch anyone who says otherwise!"
Halla74: Think your way through the world. Feel your way through life.
Cimarron: maybe Prpl will be your girl-bud
prplchknz: i don't like it
Well this thread is gonna die: What's your one great novel about?
Mine: The intricacies of communication. The minute body language and the beats and the slang and the tiny little things we try to read and convey when we try to talk or listen or lie or convey. The comfort of the dark. The beautiful purple hiding in the sky. The loss of true memory when the human mind twists it around half-remembered dreams and the vivid fantasies we repeat until we don't know if they're real. Loyalty and friendship and ideals... And astronauts with laser guns. Eating freeze-dried fish ice cream.
'there is no such thing as good writing, only rewriting', or so someone once said. Likewise, everyone (well, almost everyone), has a good novel "in" them, the question is how many crap drafts they'll need to go through first, and whether they'll have the patience.
A criticism that can be brought against everything ought not to be brought against anything.