One quick question first -- Do authors ever share excerpts of real books in works of fiction? That would make this easier. Assuming the answer is no -- we have to write our own fictional non-fiction, that's where the difficulty is for me. My character is reading a book about violent insurgencies and I want the reader to take a quick peek into what she's reading. Writing that is difficult for me. In particular, in this passage, I want it to be about the Sobibor Uprising (imprisoned Jews who killed a bunch of Nazis). I have some tabs open with websites citing facts about the event, and so in theory all I have to do is synthesize something and pretend it's written in a book in my fictional story. It just seems a little intimidating. Has anyone else done this? Or have advice?