For many a writer, the second choice to make – after having decided to become a writer – is whether they intend to create factual or fictional literature.
The division is somewhat artificial, since even the most extreme fantasy or sci-fi works have not managed to escape from the gravity of worldly facts.
Indeed, to transcend the mundane, you need more than a vivid imagination and drugs can only bring you so far and no further.
Assuming that you’re not an alien yourself, an unusual or even abnormal brain circuitry becomes a prerequisite for achieving an adequate degree of distance, a sufficient degree of separation.
Yet the more successful you are in your efforts to leave the bounds and boundaries of human life on Earth behind you, the greater the odds also become that you’ll never make the bestsellers list.
Identification with at least one of the characters in a book – preferably with one of the heroes or at least main characters – is what makes many readers tick.
And subsequently makes them like a novel, buy it, recommend it. Or not.
An outer worldly narrative undercuts this path to glory.
A story too abstruse or too incomprehensible turns itself into a pariah in the literary world.
Solely prophets and oracles were ever respected for their gibberish and most of the times only post-mortem at that.
Therefore Non-Factual Fiction will almost certainly remain elusive forever.
Claiming to have succeeded at creating it is mere fiction.
And that is a fact.