Truth. It's a seemingly simple concept and one that is important in our art. As fiction writers, we are not strictly bound by truth and yet it still plays a pivotal role in our craft. We all have our own truth to tell. The fact that we tell it through the characters we create and their actions and reactions to the situations we place them in, does not diminish the truth in any way. Moreover, if we deviate from that truth, we risk losing our audience, so we are constantly challenged to get it right.