"Fiction is a lie, and good fiction is the truth inside the lie."
[Ha! Doesn't The Truth Inside the Lie sounds like an episode title for the TV show Bones?]
Seriously, though-- the things that can make a completely fantastical story believable are the truths in it. From universal human truths about the characters right on down to the "rules" for a different world. If there are too many things that don't ring true, readers aren't willing to continue suspending disbelief. It's all about the truths!
Truth: I want to eat these cookies now.
|Recipe and Photo Credit for Abby Sweets|