I thought I'd share cool links to some awesome writing sites. And give a tip on the art of suspending your readers belief.
Awesome Links for writers:
Daily Writing Tips
Muse It Up Conference/Info
How to suspend your reader’s belief
I write paranormal, science fiction, and, fantasy stories and my job is to make my readers believe what I write. No matter how far-fetched it may seem. How do I do this? I place my readers in a believable world initially, and have my protagonist react to that world in a realistic manner. Once my MC has credibility with the readers and has reacted normally, as my readers would to changes in their world, then I can add elements of fantasy, science fiction, etc. to the plot that the MC must overcome. But add those elements slowly. Don’t dump your MC into everything all at once and expect them to sink or swim…it’ll be too much. And your readers won’t believe it. I’m sure you’ve thought it, ‘Nobody could endure that,’ or ‘they’d go crazy or that just doesn’t seem believable.’ So sure go ahead and torture your MC, but do it a little at a time to make it more believable.
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Have a great day. Read a book and laugh!!!!