Nonfiction is a type of writing that deals with real people, places, and events. A newspaper article, a set of instructions, and an encyclopedia article are also forms of nonfiction . It contains factual information, but the writer can arrange the information in any way he/she chooses.
An essay is a short piece of writing on a single-subject. Essays are often found in newspapers and magazines. The purpose of an essay is to share opinions, try to entertain or persuade , or describe a topic.