HOW IS FICTION CREATED and IS IT A REALITY?
An idea, thought or a dream can bring to the imagination the creation
of a false reality. There is no limit to what the mind can invent
that can become a main plot or a story line. The enhancement of
an idea, picture, or dream can excite one’s imagination without
destroying the integrity of reality.
Some of the sources that can be used in the creation of fiction
are innovative ideas on subjects, such as: personal life experiences,
newspaper articles, dreams or even photographs. Fiction amounts
to letting your imagination wander into the unknown.
The seed of any fiction article, book or movie must be developed
with a beginning, middle and end. What one’s creative imagination
does with these portions rests deeply in the mind of the writer.
A good point to remember in using reality is “Don’t
stick too close to what really happened”. Expand on whatever
theme or story plot you have developed.
Always take time to convey to the reader a conflict, which could
involve a twist and turn of false clues or misleading directions
in a particular plot. This is especially true in “whodunits”.
fiction allows a writer to use any real property or thing on
this planet to create unreal fiction. A good example is the work
of Steven King.
A story’s plot consisting of numerous sequences of events
can be interjected as a play back scene or as a possible future
project trauma. Again, a writer is the host and can choose wherever
he or she wishes to lead the reader.
Motivation and passion on the part of a writer are the absolute
keys to having an interesting or gut jerking story. Desire and being
a prolific writer is what makes a great novelist. Dedication to
one’s profession can only result (in time) to becoming a successful
writer. Now, whether one makes the big bucks, well that’s
a different story. A dedicated writer must be able to take and mentally
overcome rejections from agents and publishers to become a best
Whether it’s fiction
a writer should do extensive research on the subject they have chosen.
Once a writer has sufficient knowledge on the article or book subject
there is no end to the subjective possibilities of telling or describing
events and situations in a story plot.
It has been said that reading or viewing (movies) fiction is good
for the general public. I guess this can be proven by the hundreds
of science fiction and horror books and movies that are produced
each year. I personally find this a little hard to swallow, so at
this point, let me get to the serious side of fiction.
believed that the epics of Homer (Was there only one?) and the tragedies
of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were pure fiction. History,
as Aristotle argued, tells us only what has happened, whereas fiction
denotes what can happen.
Many intellects believe that fiction is not only enjoyable, but
it also enhances our abilities to empathize with other people and
connect with something larger than ourselves. By perception, most
people think fiction is something untrue. This thought is subjective
and can be paradoxical.
The word “FICTION” is derived from the Latin “FINGERE”,
to make, as something made. In essence, to some, fiction is about
projecting ourselves in extraordinary situations and extraterrestrial
is in its truest sense a simulation of the mind. This can happen
on two levels.
The first level involves the mind’s simulation about other
people, which is to say or relate what they are thinking and feeling.
The second level involves what happens when people get together
and react to a combination of social forces.
We could take a step into the beyond and prod the question: Can
fiction change one’s social habits? Yes. In some cases, people
who extensively read various categories of fiction, regardless of
what genre it is, can become affected emotionally with personality
changes. (Example: the various vampire cults).
Usually this type of reader is obsessed and wants to hide in another’s
personality or just wants to live mentally, for a brief time, in
another’s persona, and possibly in another period in time.
They can and do experience empathy with a Protagonist, Antagonist
or a Foil (a character who provides a contrast to the protagonist).
Now, I would like to express my believe of what fiction represents
in all of it weirdness.
Let’s consider that fiction is an art form and all art forms
help us to transcend ourselves.
Fiction in its literary art form consists of: The element of plot,
characterization, point of view, conflict, foreshadowing, irony,
tone and mood, symbolism, setting, theme and imaginary or figurative
To fully understand each of these terms google: Literary
It’s perceived that there are four types of fiction:
Realistic fiction, Non-Realistic Fiction, Non-Fiction and
Realistic Fiction describes events that could
have happened, which in most cases, uses places that are real. It
appears to the reader that something is actually happening.
Non-realistic Fiction deals with the impossibility
of the plot really happening in life. These types of novel mainly
deal with the supernatural.
Non-Fiction represents an event or account of
something, which is presumed to be fact. It can be based on truth,
but not be accurate.
Semi-Fiction is a fictionalized account of something
true and, in most cases, is based on a true story.
Conclusion: Is fiction a reality?