This is an episode of Matt Gemmell's Trouble With Writing, a podcast with focused, hard-won techniques for solving all the problems you might encounter when planning, writing, and editing novels. Brief and to-the-point, with episodes you can listen to in any order.

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Details in fiction aren't about adding information, but rather creating the appearance of knowledge and truth.

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Episode Notes

The goal of research should almost always be verisimilitude rather than accuracy. They’re not the same thing. Verisimilitude is the appearance of truth, and of knowledge — whether or not the thing is actually true at all.

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