I have always despised writers who pretend that their fiction is actual fact, and promote it as such. This goes back at least to Carlos Castaneda, and his fake "The Teachings of Don Juan."
I write fiction, but I mark it as FICTION. Authors who write fiction and pretend otherwise are sleazy liars. Even if their fiction reads well, and we'd like to believe it.
“Trust the turtle.” - quidam
I got the opportunity to meet some of CC’s associates, and despite the passionate insistence of some that he was a fraud, I don’t think so. Granted, some degree of deception was essential to his philosophy, and he was straightforward with that.
Personally, I saw several things with no easy explanation, and a few that defied reason, one of which was quite “scary”, but in an absolutely unique way. Likewise, at least some of his training techniques are quite effective.
If you start at the beginning of the ulsterman posts of the white house insider you will discover that a lot of what they say is hardly fiction yet very well documented.But then of course you would have to read it first.
You mean I’m sitting here with a pair of lizards
with their lips and eyes sewed shut.....for nothing?
Fiction? Maybe, but much of the science fiction I read in high school is now fact. Some of what YOU wrote about as fiction is transitioning into fact also.
The scare we lived through over Y2K was ficticious and I took more than my share of ridicule for preparing for a disaster that never came... but I’m still glad I bought all that stuff. It’s come in handy on more than one occasion.
So I’ll read the Ulsterman Report whenever I get the chance, make whatever preparations I think I need and - hopefully - get laughed out of the room when it’s all over.
Remember, ‘Pray for the best but prepare for the worst.’
You write excellent fiction.
Sadly, many readers cannot tell the difference nowadays between fact and fiction, or if the writer is faking either.
We are becoming an illiterate nation.