Making up bad events doesn’t cause them to happen — but it can recall them to mind.
Two Little Words to Elevate Your Writing: Make Trouble.
Penguin Random House

Unless you write a story about a character that can conjure up events by writing them with a cursed typewriter, found in the attic of her dead grandmother, long since buried in the back yard by her sister who went insane attending a christening.

Just for example….

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