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Tell me something true

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by Alex Myers, author of Revolutionary Having written a historical novel, I’ve found that the first question people usually ask is: which parts are true? I want to tell people that they probably shouldn’t trust me with the truth; after all, I’m a fiction writer. And, to be frank, I’ve been writing and working and imagining this story for so long that the truth that I perceive has gotten tangled up with what the rest of the world regards as facts. But I know what they want: they want the tangible, the provable. Readers – heck, all people – want to get to the bedrock and know what is reliable. Why? Because fiction can’t be made of clouds if it…

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