what I sometimes say when I'm writing. You mean fiction
isn't one hundred percent fictional? You mean it
has to be plausible as well—which means I gotta research?
Memories of high school afternoons spent slaving through
card catalogs (yes, I'm old enough to pre-date the internet)
and writing footnotes come to mind.
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