I've never been entirely happy that what I write is named in terms of what it is not – this is not fiction. Still, it inspires a useful note to post above the desk:
Find out what the thing really is. Work with that. Don’t be making stuff up.
Of course, it is easy to write on a sticky note “Find out what the thing really is.” The actual finding out is harder.
But if it were easy how much fun would it be?