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Writing: Keeping Character Confrontation Results Realistic

If you don’t prove your character deserves to win, no amount of writing technique is going to get your readers to suspend disbelief and buy into your story. Picture a baseball field. Imagine that Roger Clemons has taken the mound. … Continue reading

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Surround the Unbelievable with the Believable: The Transformation Example

Making Make-Believe Believable: Surround the unbelievable with the believable by transforming believable items into items that are unbelievable. If you are new to this blog, I’ve been writing a series of posts about writing speculative fiction, including fantasy, science fiction, … Continue reading

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Understanding the Suspension of Disbelief

Making Make-Believe Believable: Getting your reader to suspend his or her disbelief is key to writing make-believe. First you have to understand the reader’s expectations. One of my favorite scenes in Peter Pan is the scene where Tinkerbell almost dies … Continue reading

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The Magic of a Good Story

Making Make-Believe Believable: A story’s true magic has nothing to do with fantasy elements. Don’t neglect the essence of storytelling simply because you write speculative fiction. First and foremost, it’s important to understand why people read fiction. Readers want to … Continue reading

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New Writing Series: Making Make-Believe Believable

How to write fantasy, science-fiction, steampunk, comic book heroes, paranormal, and horror in such a way that even “muggles” will want to read it. I’m going to begin an extensive writing series called Making Make-Believe Believable. My goal is to … Continue reading

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The Final Cut In Movies Podcast: James Bond: Shaken, Not Stirred

On this week’s show, M. B. Weston will discuss all things James Bond. Find out: which actor Weston thinks played the best Bond: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig. which Bond she thinks is most like Davian in The Elysian … Continue reading

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