And needless to say it's the GOP that depends on perpetuation of the fiction.
To make a living off of fiction, most writers must be as attuned to marketing as they are to writing.
Ehrlich is an American travel writer, fiction writer, poet, and essayist.
late 14c., "something invented," from Old French ficcion (13c.) "dissimulation, ruse; invention," and directly from Latin fictionem (nominative fictio) "a fashioning or feigning," noun of action from past participle stem of fingere "to shape, form, devise, feign," originally "to knead, form out of clay," from PIE *dheigh- (cf. Old English dag "dough;" see dough). As a branch of literature, 1590s.