Be bold – if you are going to write fiction that incorporates tidbits from real life, write it as full-blown fantasy peppered with actual facts. So long as you are going to stretch reality, craft believe of the unbelievable. It makes for a much more interesting reading.
Learned from Vince Flynn, author of the Mitch Rapp series. Flynn allowed himself to write scenarios such as one in which the White House is taken by extremists in a complex terror plot. Sprinkled with loads of factual information, it sounds real even though it’s a total work of fiction
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