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Date Sun Mar-25-12 09:33 PM
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For me, so much of suspending disbelief comes from th elittle details, things that show the author has a real authority about the subject. Even if the world is completely made up (and that's very hard to do!) small details will help win the reader over.

Case in point. I have a hard time reading stories about horses where it's plain the writer has never spent any real time with them. Something as small as never loosening a cinch can throw me out of a story. It's petty, but I would bet most readers have a hard time staying in the story if it's something they know more about than the author.

Moral is, I guess, no matter what genre you write do your homework first!

Justin

  

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suspension of disbelief [View all] , Weird Jim, Sun Mar-25-12 05:58 PM
  RE: suspension of disbelief, Linda Adams, Mar 25th 2012, #1
RE: suspension of disbelief, Justinvs, Mar 25th 2012 #2
RE: suspension of disbelief, CatrinP, Mar 26th 2012, #3
RE: suspension of disbelief, junedrexler, Mar 27th 2012, #4
RE: suspension of disbelief, RavenCorbie, Mar 29th 2012, #5
RE: suspension of disbelief, mooseythehut, Mar 30th 2012, #6

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