“Maarten is a fictional character, but his life intersects with real events—and they are scrupulously accurate,” Mason explained.
“Almost every other fictional character is routinely updated,” said Moffat.
There, fictional characters succumbed to cancer by the droves.
I realized he had concocted some fictional chain of events in his twisted mind.
Holdrege is thinly veiled as Holford, the fictional town in the show.
In fictional narration, verisimilitude is absolutely essential.
In turn, these affect the behavior of characters in the fictional world.
Dropping my fictional plans for the time I became the historian.
The animal, awake, has no fictional escape from the Real because he has no imagination.
Lengthy description is not only inimical to a reader's interest; it is perfectly useless in a fictional sense.
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.