“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” ~Mark Twain
Anybody who takes writing seriously understands this completely.
Most readers probably never think about it and it’s the writers job to see that they never need to.
“Writing is communication, not self-expression. Nobody in this world wants to read your diary except your mother.” ~Richard Peck
Unless you’re Anne Frank, you’d better fictionalize it and make it interesting!.