The Secret of Elaborate Liars

Over the past few months, my friend and colleague in writing, Eileen Goodall, and I have been busy running the Field of Words website and short story competition. Momentum is building and we are receiving more and more entries every day, which is great. Looking back over the weeks between February and April, I realised that I’ve read almost sixty stories from emerging writers and that there is one recurrent issue that arises in almost every story: Verisimilitude Whether or not this term is familiar, it is likely you recognise this element of story in the fiction that you read or watch. Whenever you reach a point in a novel, short story or film where you have an ‘As if!’ moment, what you are

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