Vocab Thought

Fictioneer: Fiction Writer who plants the seeds of innovation in the minds of their readers.

This term brings to mind a writer stacking words together, building their ideas word by word, to finally end up with something their readers can go explore.

This term also seems to fit my definition of what good fiction is all about. Concepts of the mind that are so far out there that they are deemed fantastical, but they are then wrapped up in a good story that connects the reader to the writer’s thoughts of fantasy.

Arthur C. Clarke said it better.

“Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: 1- It’s completely impossible. 2- It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing. 3- I said it was a good idea all along.”


Applying this to the Fictioneer definition seems to clear up this Vocab Thought.

When a Fictioneer outlines an idea that makes the reader first think that it is totally impossible, the seed is planted. After the seed is watered with some deep pondering or annoying nagging, the idea grows into the realm of possibility. By the end of this process, the reader realizes that the idea has grown into the realm of the possible, and has even started plans on how to take it from just an idea to reality.

This process could take years or even generations. If a writer can be termed a Fictioneer, time won’t matter. The only thing that would matter is the innovation that their words bring about.

That is all for now.

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