By: Janice Hardy @Janice_Hardy
I've been noticing an interesting reaction to stories lately. The expectation to be realistic, even when the books are clearly not real. People complaining about something not being able to happen in real life in stories that in no way are trying to be real life.
I'm not talking about the basic plausibility every story needs, but a desire for realism that makes it difficult to suspend disbelief, and thus hurts the enjoyment of the story overall.
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- Do We Expect Too Much Realism in Our Stories? http://ow.ly/lsqWi via @janice_hardy
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- I Hail the Power of a Crappy Little Notebook (Jennifer Castle) http://ow.ly/lslbm via @YAOTLBlog
- Washington Post's Outlook Section Avoids These Words and Phrases http://ow.ly/lsllT "At first glance" "The situation is Fluid" . . .
- Selling Yourself as a Writer (Shaun Horton guest post) http://ow.ly/lsluu
- How to Write Great Analogies http://ow.ly/lslyV
- Notes From Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts http://ow.ly/lsoi5
- Three Powerful Storytelling Methods to Improve Your Writing or Speaking http://ow.ly/lsqmG
- 3 Ways to Reuse Your Research http://ow.ly/lsqqS
- The Alphabet in Crime Fiction: Garroting http://ow.ly/lsqxP
- "I Love Your Story Anyway!" -- Tales From the Unintended Audience http://ow.ly/lsqIC
- But I Don’t Want a Blog http://ow.ly/lsre7
- Spice Up Your Writing http://ow.ly/lsrBc
- How to Move Your Story http://ow.ly/lsrEM
- Owen Egerton's 30 Writing Tips, Inspiration For Your Muse http://ow.ly/lsrIF via @woodwardkaren
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