My goal (not my achievement, my goal) was to work like Joan Didion in a fictive realm.
Who knew of Ram-tah's fictive origin, or even of Ram-tah at all?
Vanity is the fictive bond which links us to an imaginary exterior world.
Its grossness must be transposed, as it were, to a fictive scale, a scale of fainter tints and generalized signs.
Lyon hoped for a letter recounting the fictive sequel; but apparently his brilliant sitter did not operate with the pen.
If it can be made so much like a work of fiction that the subject sketched serves the purposes of a fictive hero, why then—maybe.
In the first poem of the book, using the fictive 'he' as its subject, she indicates her attitude to that region beyond sense.
She made even the true seem fictive, while Miriam's effort was to make the fictive true.
Falstaff ceases to be a fictive creation, or the mere dramatic representation of a type, and takes on a distinctive individuality.
I was for the time entirely the historian, with little time to dream of the fictive material with which my memory was filled.