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Coincidence Destroys the Suspension of Disbelief

on January 20th, 2012 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Readers can get really ticked off when you use coincidence to solve story problems. They are pulled out of the fiction and made aware that you’ve been fooling them.

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Convincing Readers Your Fiction is Real

on November 23rd, 2010 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Coleridge’s willing suspension of disbelief is often quoted to explain how a reader can immerse himself in fiction and why it’s important for a writer to create believable worlds. Explore the importance of the suspension of disbelief.

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