If you write fiction, you tell (or write) lies all the time. And, if you are good enough at lying, some day you may have a best seller on your hands.
Sure I base most of my stories on truths, but like a recipe. . .
I spice it up a little
I take out what I don't like
I add a little of this and a little of that
I change the names (ingredients) to protect the innocent (and me)
Today I sent in a few manuscripts to the West Virginia Writer's Contest. I wrote a few whoppers that I hope the judges will like.
One of my manuscripts started out to be a nice story that was mostly true. You know what they say, it was based on a true story. But, I realized for it to have a chance I had to add a little of this and add a little of that. I tossed in a few extra ingredients that weren't in the original recipe. I changed the names and I spiced it up a little.
Have you written any lies lately? If you have, I hope they were good ones.