How important is it to be accurate? I have my storyline and plot and I'm planning to set it in the Victorian era. Now, if I have the settings, fashion, dialect, arts, jobs etc correct; how important is the main plot being historically accurate considering it's fiction? I don't like to give much of my story away but in brief just to help you advise me. One of my characters will become pregnant out of wedlock and through research I've discovered that baby farming was quite common during that era. However, I want her baby to go into custody of a barren relative of hers.