Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

"Genuine gold fears no fire." -Chinese proverb Are storytellers good liars? Maybe. A recent quiz in The New York Times called "Can You Spot the Liar?" features videos of people answering questions with truth or lies. The related article states that body language may be a poor reflection of veracity and that verbal clues are more accurate. Does that mean that writers, who can craft compelling stories, are better at lying? My own track record reveals a mixed bag: Balderdash- I'm … [Read more...]