chapter  8
52 Pages

Dealing with Deception in Writing

Both achievement and exculpatory lies can be conveyed in written ‘stories’ which may be freestyle or guided. In freestyle the writer has total control over the topics he chooses to include and the words selected. Stories may also be guided by a template, based on legal advice or determined by specifi c questions:

Freestyle stories are usually the most revealing, but the rules for detecting deception can also be applied to guided stories, especially interview transcripts.