One of the most critical keys to enjoying fiction is suspension of disbelief. For at least a short time, readers have to accept that Superman can fly, vampires sparkle, and that Hermione actually needed Harry's help to save the world. But sometimes, a story asks too much. At this point, the reader will likely put down the book and move on with their life. So what can we do to make it easy for the reader to suspend disbelief? What can we do to help them stay fully engaged with our story until they've turned the last page?
In this workshop, join Ariele Sieling in discussing suspension of disbelief from the perspective of the writer. We will talk about writing strategies, managing reader expectations, and how to help our readers stay immersed in the story from beginning to end.
Ariele Sieling is a science fiction and fantasy writer who enjoys books (obviously), cats, and trees. She has twenty-five books published, most of which are in three scifi series: post-apocalyptic monsters in Land of Szornyek; soft science fiction series, The Sagittan Chronicles; and scifi fairytale retellings in Rove City. She has also had numerous short stories published in a variety of anthologies and magazines and is the author of the book for authors: How To Build A Book Marketing Strategy.
She lives with her spouse, enormous Great Pyrenees dog, and two cats.
Please note: A Zoom link will be automatically emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the event.
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