Fiction contains many non-fiction elements that require firsthand knowledge or extensive research in order to depict properly. If a character has a job or a skill you do not have, it's time to pull out the search engine and start reading. Find the terminology specific to that field and use it in order to make your characters feel like they really know what they're doing.

Vague prompt: In 500 words, depict a character doing a specialized activity. Make sure the details of the activity accurately reflect how it would be done in real life.

Specific prompt: Jordan is a third-year student in fashion design school. As a challenge, all the students are entered in a 72-hour competition to create a prom dress. In 500 words, depict the process of designing and creating the dress using accurate terminology.