Imaginative literature means writing about fantasies, fairy tales, myths etc. The best examples for this are Coleridge’s poems. His works like “Kubla Khan” and “The Rime of The Ancient Mariner” are works of impressive imagination and the details glorify them further.
Literary fiction, however, uses imagination in creatively building characters uniquely related to the story being told and creatively integrating characters and plot with a structured story created with a purpose to engage, entertain, and enlighten a reader through imaginative artistic creation.
Writers use their imagination to create worlds populated by people who are entirely fictitious. However, stories — even if they are fantasy or science fiction or paranormal — hold up a mirror to ourselves and help us to see both our flaws and our strengths.
Imaginative Literature has literally no bounds and has the ability to lead readers (and writers) anywhere that the mind is capable of going.
It enriches your imagination and thinking process. It adds cognitive skills such as but not limited to creativity, intelligence, and thinking outside the box.