“A lot of it is wish fulfillment for the readers,” said a high-level editor in the celebrity magazine universe.
And like most bubbles, it has more to do with wish fulfillment than reality.
A great side-benefit to the gruel of writing fiction is the fleeting moments of wish fulfillment the empty page provides.
Something inside my brain was sucking all my strength in one tremendous, surging power-dive of wish fulfillment.
wish fulfillment n.
In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, a need, or an impulse through a dream or other exercise of the imagination.