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Coincidence Destroys the Suspension of Disbelief

January 20, 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

November 23, 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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