Tag Archives: Suspension of disbelief

Writing: Make Fiction Feel Believable With Sensory Details

Sensory details can make the unbelievable elements in your story feel real. The trick is making sure you, as the author, know how your make-believe elements feel to begin with. In other words, sometimes this (below) is a necessary part … Continue reading

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Writing: Make Your Make-Believe Elements Feel Believable

Getting your reader to suspend disbelief requires you to make your make-believe elements feel real. Fortunately, you have several techniques at your fingertips, which we will be discussing this week. It’s October! Tis the season for walking in brisk, cool … Continue reading

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Writing Technique: Star Wars–an Example of How to Break the Rules

Almost any writing rule can be broken, as long as the author 1) earns the right to break it and 2) executes properly. For the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing how to create the suspension of disbelief in readers … Continue reading

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Writing Technique: Prep the Reader for Your Plot Twist and/or Make-Believe Element

Using a few techniques to prepare your reader for you plot twist or your make-believe element can draw your reader into your story, increase suspense, and create a huge emotional reaction in your reader. I was probably three or four … Continue reading

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Writing Technique: Creating a Believable Setting

Creating a believable setting can help your readers suspend their disbelief and accept the make-believe elements in your story. Author Lakin Konieczny (read her blog here) left a great comment on one of my blog posts, explaining how she creates … 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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