This is why I share all of those “Facts from my Fiction” posts; I enjoy doing the homework involved in creating historical fiction.
Many people, I believe, think that writing fiction is all about the imagination. After all, you cannot write a fictional story without making up something that did not really happen. That’s creative writing, So they’re right, right?
Sure, imagination is the major tool to use, but even make-believe needs to be somewhat, well, believable. Say you are working on a science fiction story. Do you simply say the aliens have arrived and then every person or thing on earth starts to float or elevate and you just leave it at that? I think not.
“The world of your story must have its own internal logic, rules and constraints.” (Writers & Artists)
You do not simply assume that readers will assume for themselves that the loss of gravitational pull is mainly due to the alien…
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