Community Authors – Creative Writing Lessons – Suspended Disbelief

 
Another storytelling concept to wrap our minds around is called Suspended Disbelief. The Dictionary says: “It’s a willingness to suspend one’s critical faculties and believe the unbelievable; the sacrifice of realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment.”

Wikipedia says: “The term was coined in 1817 by the poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who suggested that if a writer could infuse a ‘human interest and a semblance of truth’ into a fantastic tale…”

 

Craft of Writing Course Outline
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Intro
The Beginning
Vital Whispers
Story Building
Groundbreaking Stories
Your Sanctuary
Expectations
Foreshadowing
Suspended Disbelief
CWHO
Character
Wanted
However
Ongoing
The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Suspense
Arcs and the Plot
Supporting Characters
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Narrative Voice
Hooks
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Descriptions
Dialogue
Show Don’t Tell
Flowing Choreography
Characterizing
Metaphors
Nonfiction
Commas
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Setting Tempo
The Payoff
Self-Editing Your Work
Final Thoughts
Write Your Best Story—Learn How Today
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