Say it with me now! We’re fiction authors…

Thanks to the new the Quote Factory, a favourite phrase of mine is now immortalized forever…

Make Shit Up in Frame

It reads: “We’re fiction authors. We make shit up!” Something I’ve been known to tell authors who become too enamoured of their research or insist, “but this really happened!” It’s not about the facts, it’s all about the story!



About Gina X. Grant

Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit or to find out more.

Posted on February 21, 2013, in Opinion, Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yes, I’ve been on the receiving end a time or three. And it’s always such a relief to realize the angsting was for naught.

    • Glad you took it in the spirit it was intended. Too many people cling to their research:

      Me: “You might consider combining your 8 soldiers into 2 or 3. It’s hard for the reader to follow.”

      Them: “But that’s now how it really happened. I’m writing exact history, except with werewolves on the front lines. And 2 moons. And conjoined fairy princesses. But there really were 8 soldiers.” o.0

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