- Narrow the scope of your story so that you have time and space to provide the details that give truth to your fiction.
- Constantly observe the world around you to collect details that you can access when writing.
- Remember emotions from the past and the physical correlatives of those emotions. Allow yourself to face your emotions honestly.
- Draw on six senses when you write to give credibility: sight, sound, touch, smell, taste, kinesthetic sense. Kinesthetic sense is the internal physical sense of your body; for example, your rumbling gut, a piercing pain in your head, a stiff knee, shortness of breath. Emotions are often attached to the kinesthetic sense.
- Everyday exercise your brain by dreaming. The dreaming prepares you to write with specificity that feels truthful.
WRITING FICTION: FIVE WAYS TO GIVE TRUTH TO YOUR FICTION