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…”
 

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