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Author Weird Jim     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Mar-25-12 06:58 PM
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What do you understand by the term 'suspension of disbelief'?

For me, it is the ability of the reader to enter the make believe environ of the fictional world. (If it's not make believe, but ficitonalized truth, then I'm not about to include it here.)

I therefore also believe that the author should also be in that state of belief to get the reader to enter it, even if that requires the author to witness an imaginary murder, say.

I suppose it can becoume more complicated judging by the lengthy pieces written on the subject.

Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960

  

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suspension of disbelief [View all] , Weird Jim, Sun Mar-25-12 06:58 PM
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