How To Fact-Check Fiction And Creative Nonfiction

A reader who is enjoying your story suddenly stops reading, looks up, and thinks — huh. That’s what happens whenever the facts don’t add up in your writing. Even if a short story or book is fiction, readers notice when the details don’t make sense. And it’s especially important to have your facts correct when writing creative nonfiction. If your WWII private stuck behind enemy lines suddenly whips out a…