How Do We Check the Facts in Our Fiction? – by Selina J. Eckert…

on Jami Gold site:

Facts—and the lack of them—have been in the news lately, as society struggles to define what makes a fact a fact. But as the publishing industry says, fiction has to make more sense than real life.

The real world can get away with people whose motivations don’t make sense or plot twists and details that are too ridiculous to believe. In our stories, logic and consistency are required.

In any world, it’s a fact that I’m struggling with my NaNoWriMo word count, but I still have fantastic guest posters helping me out this month. Today, expert Selina J. Eckert shares her advice on how to make sure our fiction rings true and doesn’t trip over inaccuracies.

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4 thoughts on “How Do We Check the Facts in Our Fiction? – by Selina J. Eckert…

  1. Unfortunately, as I discovered in a recent book I edited, the fact that something is real news rather than fake doesn’t always make it more credible. The book had something so fantastic it immediately jarred. On checking, I found it was true. Nevertheless, best left out.
    Truth may be stranger than fiction, but not when you’re writing fiction!

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