Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

Someone who knows that I have published a non-fiction work asked me why I prefer to write fiction. My answer was simple.  “When I write non-fiction, I’m writing FACT.  When I write fiction, I’m writing TRUTH.”  Fiction gives me the vehicle to write truth in a fictional (or semi-fictional depending on the story) context.  I can pour all of my beliefs, standards, ethics, and philosophies into fiction, but I could never do that in non-fiction.  So, I will continue to write fiction and pour my truth into each story.

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About wbspeirjr

Author of "Muzzle-Loading Artillery for Reenactors," the 8-book "Knights of the Saltier Series," four award-winning historical novels ("King's Ransom," "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson," "Nicaea - The Rise of the Imperial Church," "Arthur, King"), the award-winning sci fi novel "The Olympium of Bacchus 12," and the fantasy novel "The Kingstone of Airmid."
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