I need an outlet for my creativity, and I love to write. However the ideas that occur to me to record and expound are often not easily received as true or earnest. I often find myself in doubt at the most fundamental aspects of reality, in that float tank of possibilities that hides behind my eyes. So why not write fiction?
Without a universally accepted source of truth, who can tell fiction from non? Perhaps I have no choice in the matter. If I write what I see, and what is real is what is experienced, then my non-fiction is gonna be pretty incredible.
Robert Anton Wilson, from whom I've read little but who seems quite extraordinary, found no use for "is", said he doesn't know what anything "is", only what it appears to be. I tend to agree. But that's a sneaky way to use a word while claiming not to need it. Still, more action, less definition, description, exposition, amirite?
So then fiction? What comprises good fiction? Let's outline the componentry: