Suspension of Disbelief: Never Risk to Lose Your Reader’s Emotional Involvement in Your Story

Coherence, logic, cohesiveness: these are the characteristic of the story that suspends disbelief.

JazzFeathers
Jan 12 · 6 min read

Good stories don’t just allow the suspension of disbelief, they encourage it.

How may authors help readers to suspend their disbelief?

Setting

Characters

Action

The suspension of disbelief is genre insensitive

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JazzFeathers

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Author of historical fantasy novels set in the 1920s | Dieselpunk | 1920s social history blogger | Hopeless Tolkien nerd https://theoldshelter.com/

The Cogs and Gears Storyteller

Storytelling as an experience for writers and readers. How stories work their way into our lives

JazzFeathers

Written by

Author of historical fantasy novels set in the 1920s | Dieselpunk | 1920s social history blogger | Hopeless Tolkien nerd https://theoldshelter.com/

The Cogs and Gears Storyteller

Storytelling as an experience for writers and readers. How stories work their way into our lives

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