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Fiction Writer Interview – Question 2

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This is the second question from my interview with Ms. Riya Yadav.

If you missed the first question – What Inspires a Writer to Start Writing? – then please watch it here.

Can Fiction be Reality?

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37 Comments on “Can Fiction Be Reality?

  1. Fiction is reality, absolutely Terveen. Love your interviews! And the subtitles you put on them. Brilliant. Can’t wait for the next instalment.

    • I knew you would agree, Britta. Your lovely writing vouches for this every day. And thank you for appreciating the sprinkles of humor I throw in. It could do with some cinnamon too. Haha! Will be back with more. 🙂

  2. Absolutely.Sometimes I see things happening around me which are stranger than fiction. Fiction is just tweaking reality a bit. Well said, Terveen.
    Ps.The captions are great too.😊

    • I agree, Diti. Reality can be so shocking and unbelievable. I think fiction still has some boundaries to it. Thank you for appreciating the captions too. 🙂

  3. Fiction is like a potion of the fragments of the reality. I love the comments you put on top of the video, hahahaha. Can’t wait to watch question 3.

    • Thanks a ton, Cassa. I’m glad that you agree with me. Fiction is just reality in different colors. And I will return with a new video and more comments. Can’t get enough of myself. Haha! 🙂

  4. Fantastic! Your answers are thoughtful and meaningful, and the captions are hilarious. You are so funny, Terveen. I agree with you about fiction and reality; there are so many realities operating at any one moment, each of us has our own, and we create from that space, which is quite amazing. Loving these interview questions! ☺️

    • Exactly Jeff! We each have our own reality and we let loose our creativity from there. Others may relate or may not, but a new story is set into motion. I feel that life is quite dry without humor. And the best person to laugh at is myself. Always grateful for your kind and supportive words. 🙂

  5. Agree, most of the fiction is either what we imagined ourselves to be or a fantasy we desired! Some of it are the experiences we lived through, real, and what is not real, we probably are trying to make it into one!

    • Your observations are well-rounded, Deepak. What we wish, what we thought, what we got and what we did not. Haha! A poem is created. We all strive to create a story every day. Thank you for your wise and gracious comment. 🙂

  6. Beautifully answered!😊The fact that fiction often makes more sense than reality says a lot about what is real and what is not! Crazy, right? 🤣

    • You couldn’t be more right, Aaysid. Absolutely crazy! That’s reality for you. A bit scary… Thank you so much! 🙂

  7. It is so true. Fiction is reality. It all depends on how we look at the world. We all know that people, who think they are living in reality, live a life of their own illusions. And the more a person asserts that she lives in the real world, the more one feels that she is trying to convince herself a concept that she has serious doubts. As an immigrant, the term “reality” is being stretched and conspicuous in such a way that one can’t avoid seeing that one is living in one’s own imagination of an old world that one comes from, regardless of the new world that is right in front of oneself.

    • You’ve explained this in a brilliant way, Haoyan. Old worlds are recycled into new ones and we stand stranded upon the edges, caught between what was and what can be. I know that immigrants feel this shift the most. It can be so confusing to decide what to hold on to and what to imbibe. Reality is definitely an illusion and many of us are content with that state of ‘being oblivious’. Haha! You always get my mental gears churning. Thanks! 🙂

  8. I love seeing your thoughtful expressions as you answer these questions. As a lip-reader, it’s all about visual cues, so the more expressive a person is, the more info a lip-reader has to work with (and so glad it’s captioned, too). And yeah, your subtitles are hilarious! This is a fun and enlightening series. Thanks for sharing, Terveen. 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Mike. And also a very big thank you for your comment on the previous video. That’s where I realized that I should just keep my comments at the top so that they don’t clash with the subtitles at the bottom. I hope that it was easier to read this time. And my face is a canvas for everchanging expressions. No matter how much I try, I can’t keep a straight face. Maybe clown makeup might help. Haha! Take care. 🙂

  9. “If it’s not here now, it may be someday.” That’s an interesting thought. Imagination and reality have a way of working side by side but always a few steps ahead of the rest of us. Liked the interview, btw 🙂

    • ‘Always a few steps ahead of the rest of us.’ That is a profound statement. And yet we never manage to catch up. I guess there lies the beauty of it all. Thanks so much! 🙂

  10. Interesting question, great answer, wonderful captions! It does seem like fiction is one kind of reality, especially when you consider how much of what we remember as reality is actually fiction.

    • You’re so right, Geoff. Many of my memories seem to have become distorted with my opinions, feelings, and experiences. Now that’s definitely a weird functioning of the brain. So fiction can be a reality somewhere. Your wisdom is definitely real. 🙂

  11. An interesting question and enjoyed listening to your thoughts, Terveen. I suppose this is a similar question to what is truth? There can be many versions of the same truth and what we hold in our mind can convince us that our version is the right one. Maybe all fiction has to come from a place of fact?

    • I agree, Davy. Similar to the various shades of a single truth, fiction is derived from many realities. It’s all about our perceptions and convictions. Thank you for watching and the generous comment. 🙂

  12. Fiction is reality if we don’t consider the concept of “time machine & death note.” haha.
    It is in some cases. If we talk about real-world problems then they’ve already been mentioned within fiction.
    However, contradictions can be made such as fiction and fantasy have little influence on what people desire to happen in the actual world or what they believe in.
    Reality has boundaries, laws, restrictions, and limitations that can never be overcome, no matter how far technology advances. As a result, insatiability, disappointment, and unfulfilled ambitions are tolerated.

    An awesome interview, Terveen. Made me realize something that’s helpful.
    Maybe one day I too will appear in an interview with you.

    • Thank you so much, Tanishq. I would definitely love to have a wonderful discussion with you some day. I’m sure it would be a fun and interesting one. I wonder who would have the last word? I guess neither. Haha. I like how you describe reality. It is limited and only time will reveal to what extent it will change and advance. Or who knows, reality may bounce back to square one. Let’s start all over again. It’s wonderful to imagine the possibilities, but a whole different picture to live through them. Your wonderful words are very much appreciated. 🙂

  13. True. Whenever I read or watch fiction, I always think “somewhere in this world, this is probably actually happening, or already has happened, or will happen in the future.” Real life is stranger than fiction. The coincidences and irony in my own life is what bewilders and surprises me the most.

    • Reality can shake us quite harshly. And it’s these very instances when viewed or read in fiction that make our thoughts and emotions relate to the familiarity. I can understand where your thoughts are coming from. Thank you. 🙂

  14. Or I should rephrase this: in my experiences, the two things that bewilder and surprise me the most in my life are the countless coincidences and ironies.

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