When people say “Truth is stranger than fiction” what they really mean is “No writer would expect people to believe that!”
I’ve just watched the first episode of ITV’s Real Housewives of Cheshire, so that I can see whether my book is somewhere in the same stadium as the real world. It is.
In fact, it’s quite conservative. One of the main characters has a house that’s much larger than any of those in my book! I can relax and concentrate on getting it finished.